A simple automated background switcher for gnome, to display the teahouse fox's adventures
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A simple automated background switcher for gnome and xfce, to display the teahouse fox's adventures throughout the day


  1. Download this script to any suitable location (perhaps ~/bin or /.opt)

    • note: You can use "git clone" or you can manually download each file
  2. Add the appropriate entries to your cron schedule as indicated in cron-entries.txt

    • note: use crontab -e to edit your cron schedule
    • note: modify the location of the script to where you put it
  3. Copy background-fox.desktop to ~/.config/autostart/. If this directory does not exist, create it.

  4. Edit ~/.config/autostart/background-fox.desktop to match script location

    • note: the only line that needs to be changed is line 5; set that to wherever you put the script.
  5. Logout and log back in, you should see the background updated to the appropriate fox!

test status

  • Ubuntu 14.10 / Gnome 3 - works
  • Ubuntu 16.10 / Gnome 3 - works
  • Ubuntu 16.10 / XFCE 4.12 - works