Variety is a wallpaper manager for Linux systems. It supports numerous desktops and wallpaper sources, including local files and online services: Flickr, Wallhaven, Unsplash, and more.
Where supported, Variety sits as a tray icon to allow easy pausing and resuming. Otherwise, its desktop entry menu provides a similar set of options.
Variety also includes a range of image effects, such as oil painting and blur, as well as options to layer quotes and a clock onto the background.
As a system package
Variety is available in the distro repositories of:
Variety backports to older Ubuntu releases are available at https://code.launchpad.net/~peterlevi/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Install from source
To install Variety from source, you will need Git, Python 3.5+ and distutils-extra. To actually run Variety, you will also need the following:
- GObject introspection / GIRepository bindings for:
- Python 3 libraries:
- Optional: imagemagick (for wallpaper filters)
- Optional: feh and/or nitrogen: used by default for wallpaper changing on i3, openbox, and dwm
debian/control for an equivalent list of runtime dependencies on Debian/Ubuntu.
Clone the git repository:
git clone https://github.com/varietywalls/variety.git && cd variety
python3 setup.py install. By default, this will install Variety into
/usr/local; for a local installation, use
python3 setup.py install --prefix $HOME/.local.
varietyfrom the command line or its desktop menu entry!