Linux Candy: WallpaperDownloader – download, change, manage wallpapers


WallpaperDownloader is a configurable utility that offers a good range of features.

We’re not fans of the Java interface, its widgets and interface feels clunky compared to say Qt. And the implementation could be improved. For example, updating fields shouldn’t really require clicking an edit button first. But that’s a minor criticism.

We’ve already featured a wallpaper manager in the Linux Candy. Variety supports different desktops and wallpaper sources, including local files and online services: Flickr, Unsplash, and more.

Website: bitbucket.org/eloy_garcia_pca/wallpaperdownloader/src/master
Developer: Eloy Garcia Almaden
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

WallpaperDownloader is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

Complete list of articles in this series:

Linux Candy
WallGenGenerate HQ poly wallpapers with a few arguments.
ASCIIQuariumEmbrace marine life from the terminal with beautiful ASCII art
ponysaycowsay reimplemention for ponies
cacafireColor ASCII fire
TernimalAnimated lifeform in the terminal
lolcatRainbows and unicorns
CMatrixncurses program that simulates the display from “The Matrix”
nyancatTerminal-based Pop Tart Cat Animation
xcowsayDisplays a cow on your desktop with message
tetrisTile-matching puzzle video game in your terminal
Steam LocomotiveC program written in 295 lines. It's harmless fun
gtiTypo-based curio inspired by Steam Locomotive
onekoAnimal chasing fun
BoxesCommand line ASCII boxes
BuohOnline strips comics reader
pipes.shAnimated pipes terminal screensaver
VarietyWallpaper manager supporting many desktops and wallpaper sources
eDEX-UISci-fi computer terminal emulator and system monitor
XDecorationsAdd some festive cheer to your desktop
EvolvotronInteractive generative art
HollywoodFill your console with Hollywood melodrama technobabble
PywalGenerate color schemes on the fly
XScreenSaverFramework and collection of screensavers
chucknorrisChuck Norris jokes in your terminal
BobRossQuotesCollection of quotes from Bob Ross
WallpaperDownloaderDownload, change, and manage wallpapers
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