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    Wallpaper changer

    I am using Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. I like the rotating wall papers and would like to know how to add wall papers and make them change like the ones in Ubuntu. Is this a script? Or how is it done?
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    Re: Wallpaper changer

    Have you considered Wallch? Quote from link below: "Wallch is a wallpaper changer for Gnome which can change the desktop wallpaper after an adjustable time. It has a friendly and easy to use graphical interface. Wallch also supports Live Earth wallpaper which updates every 1/2 hour."
    Not sure about 13.04 but this guide may help: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/05/inst...hanger-in.html

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    Re: Wallpaper changer

    It is a basic xml script.
    Look in /usr/share/backgrounds for the images.
    And /usr/share/gnome-background-properties for the xml files.
    Look at the raring-wallpaper.xml file and the rotating wallpaper will be the first entry
    Code:
    <wallpapers>  <wallpaper deleted="false">
        <name>Ubuntu 13.04 Community Wallpapers</name>
        <filename>/usr/share/backgrounds/contest/raring.xml</filename>
        <options>zoom</options>
      </wallpaper>
    Then look in the xml file in the backgrounds folder.

    It'll make sense if you look at it for a minute.

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    Re: Wallpaper changer

    Quote Originally Posted by Megaptera View Post
    Have you considered Wallch? Quote from link below: "Wallch is a wallpaper changer for Gnome which can change the desktop wallpaper after an adjustable time. It has a friendly and easy to use graphical interface. Wallch also supports Live Earth wallpaper which updates every 1/2 hour."
    Not sure about 13.04 but this guide may help: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/05/inst...hanger-in.html
    Yes I tried that but it seems the app has to be running in the background to work-- otherwise it works great

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    Re: Wallpaper changer

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    It is a basic xml script.
    Look in /usr/share/backgrounds for the images.
    And /usr/share/gnome-background-properties for the xml files.
    Look at the raring-wallpaper.xml file and the rotating wallpaper will be the first entry
    Code:
    <wallpapers>  <wallpaper deleted="false">
        <name>Ubuntu 13.04 Community Wallpapers</name>
        <filename>/usr/share/backgrounds/contest/raring.xml</filename>
        <options>zoom</options>
      </wallpaper>
    Then look in the xml file in the backgrounds folder.

    It'll make sense if you look at it for a minute.

    Remember the time is set for seconds.
    This is something more of what I was looking for-- Thanks

    I also found a nice script that does all the work for you--

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/creat...-with-xml.html

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