QuickWall A free open source tool for getting the latest wallpaper from Unsplash and setting it as your desktop background.
It works with Xfce, KDE, Gnome, Unity as well as nitrogen and feh background setters. In addition to setting the wallpaper from Unsplash, you can also change the theme based on the wallpaper (it seems to be a terminal theme only).
How to install QuickWall on Ubuntu:
1.) Open a terminal from the system application menu and run the command to install the Python package installer.
sudo apt install python3-pip
2.) Then use the command to install the software.
pip3 install QuickWall
How to use QuickWall:
The tool runs on the command line, but is easy for users to use. For Ubuntu with the default Gnome desktop, you can run it with one of the following commands:
QuickWall --setter gnome
QuickWall --random --setter gnome
QuickWall --search "SEARCH_TERM" --setter gnome
Wallpapers are saved in the user’s .cache / QuickWall folder by default.You can change the location by adding
--dir Command flags:
QuickWall --dir ~/Downloads --setter gnome
Other command usage:
usage: QuickWall [-h] [--version] [--clear-cache] [--setter SETTER] [-d] [--remove-id ID] [--dir DIR] [--id ID] [--random] [--search TERM] [--migrate] [--set-lockscreen] QuickWall - Quickly set latest wallpapers from Unsplash directly from the commandline. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --version show the program version number and exit --clear-cache Clear the cache from the cache folder (~/.cache/QuickWall) --setter SETTER Wallpaper setter to be used. Currently supported ones: nitrogen, feh, xfce, kde, gnome, unity (default: nitrogen) -d, --disable-blacklist Disable adding the image to blacklisted ones. --remove-id ID Remove the passed ID from the blacklist. --dir DIR Directory to download the wallpapers --id ID Get a photo by its ID. --random Get random wallpapers. --search TERM Show wallpapers based on the passed term --migrate ONLY FOR EARLY USERS. Move the files from ~/.QuickWall to ~/.cache/QuickWall. --set-lockscreen Set lockscreen wallpaper (currently for KDE)
To remove the software, simply run the following command:
pip3 uninstall QuickWall