QuickWall – Command line tool for setting wallpaper from Unsplash

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

QuickWall – Command line tool for setting wallpaper from Unsplash

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)

Uninstall QuickWall.

To remove the software, simply run the following command:

pip3 uninstall QuickWall

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