Variety wallpaper changer lets you change your desktop background on a regular interval using user-specified or downloaded images from online sources.

This cool app is easy to install and manage, and if configured properly, your desktop wallpaper will automatically change based on your preferences. Images can be fetched from multiple online sources, including Flickr, Deviantart, and many more.

This is a perfect wallpaper slideshow for you, and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04.


  • Install Variety Wallpaper Change in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Variety.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install variety




After installing, go to Dash, search for Variety and launch.  While there, configure it to your liking and save.