How to install Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer on ubuntu

Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer is a free python script from the developer Utkarsh Gupta. This script automatically updates your ubuntu desktop wallpaper to the current bing.com image of the day background picture. This script will run automatically at the startup and works on Linux with Gnome.

To install Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer on ubuntu, Open your terminal. To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.

Type the below command in the terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install python-bs4

Type your ubuntu password and hit enter.To confirm the installation type y and hit enter. Then Type the below command hit enter.

sudo apt-get install python-lxml

The download this python script from Github by clicking the below link.

Download Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer

The default download path in ubuntu is Download folder. Go to the download folder and right click the downloaded zip file and select extract here.

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Then in terminal type the below command and it enter.

cd ~/Downloads/bing-desktop-wallpaper-changer-master

Then type the below command to run the script.

python main.py

This will change your desktop wallpaper to the current bing image of the day image. You need to run this script everytime if you wnat to change the wallpaper. To do it automatic, just type the below command it terminal and press enter.

gnome-session-properties

This will open the the ubuntu startup manager. Click the add button give the below details in the name,command and comment field.

Name:

BingWallpaperChanger

Command:

python /home/manikandan/Downloads/bing-desktop-wallpaper-changer-master/main.py

replace manikandan with your username
Comment:

Automatically changes desktop wallpaper!

Startup Applications Preferencec

And click add then it will run on your ubuntu startup. The downloaded wallpapers are stored in ‘/home/[user]/Pictures/BingWallpapers/’ folder.

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