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    Question Command to randomly change wallpaper in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

    Hi.

    What command would randomly change the wallpaper in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

    I used to use this in GNOME2 but it does not seem to work in MATE:

    Code:
    bash -c 'gconftool-2 -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$(find ~/Documents/Wallpaper -type f | shuf -n1)"'
    and used the shortcut keys 'Win + w'.
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    Re: Command to randomly change wallpaper in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

    There's "wallch", a feature-rich wallpaper changer that supports random wallpaper from a set of images. It works on MATE, so install it and give it a try.

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    Re: Command to randomly change wallpaper in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    There's "wallch", a feature-rich wallpaper changer that supports random wallpaper from a set of images. It works on MATE, so install it and give it a try.
    Thanks for the tip.
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    Thumbs up Re: Command to randomly change wallpaper in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

    This works fine:

    Code:
    bash -c 'mateconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/mate/background/picture_filename "$(find ~/hal/Wallpaper -type f | shuf -n1)"'
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