The need to code “something completely different” made me do Background Shuffler - a beautiful background changer for Gnome. I wanted to extend the UNIX philosophy to desktop applications so Background Shuffler only changes your background. It does not make coffee.
- handle all through the indicator icon. No mysterious script running in the background, retain complete control over your desktop at all times
- make the backgrounds change as quickly or slowly as you like
- integrates with F-Spot, so search for certain tags or ratings
- optionally specify a folder that will be searched with photos
But I guess screenshots explain a thousand words.
You’ll probably be best running Ubuntu Lucid (10.04). To install the app just download the deb or add the ppa to your sources at: https://edge.launchpad.net/~luopio/+archive/ppa
Bugs, suggestions and patches welcome! Email at lauri(dot)kainulainen(at) gmail.com