Change Desktop Background Periodically

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vasudevantv
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Beigetreten: 10/17/2021

Is there any option in Trisquel to change desktop background periodically? I have tried various available applications like Cortina, DesktopNova and Wallch, which are not working properly.

gaseousness
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Beigetreten: 08/25/2020

Umm, if there isn't a regular option to do that in mate, or package one could install from the repos,

something like

dconf read /org/mate/desktop/background/picture-filename

dconf write /org/mate/desktop/background/picture-filename '/home/USERNAME/PICTUREFOLDER/RANDOMPICTURE.png'

crontab or systemd timers for the periodically part?

PublicLewdness
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Beigetreten: 03/15/2020

I use a program called "Variety". On Trisquel it's available through Synaptic. I can point it to my backgrounds folder and set how often I want it to change.

andyprough
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Beigetreten: 02/12/2015

Yeah, variety is the way to go.
$ sudo apt install variety
$ variety

antidoto

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Beigetreten: 10/20/2020

Another approach is to use background-1.xml file in /usr/share/backgrounds/cosmos.
- Create another folder in /usr/share/backgrounds
- Put some wallpapers there
- Copy and rename the xml from /usr/share/backgrounds/cosmos to usr/share/backgrounds/yourNewFolder
- Edit xml to make a 24 hour cycle (1 hour is 3600sec).

Choose your new time changing wallpaper slideshow using the background tool in trisquel

andyprough
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Beigetreten: 02/12/2015

Variety, changing my wallpaper on Trisquel 10 every 5 seconds (just for fun):

TrisquelVariety.jpg
vasudevantv
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Beigetreten: 10/17/2021

Thank you everyone. I have installed 'variety' and now it is working.