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Linux Candy: Variety – wallpaper changer software

Last Updated on May 25, 2022

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Variety is a wallpaper manager for Linux systems. It supports numerous desktops and wallpaper sources, including local files and online services: Flickr, Unsplash, and more.

Variety is written in Python.


To build variety you need python-distutils-extra for Python 3.

On Arch-based distros, this package is installed with the command.

$ sudo pacman -S python-distutils-extra

Then you can clone the project’s repository and install via the project’s script.

$ git clone
$ cd variety
$ python3 install

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
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