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Bing Daily Pic for LL
« on: May 13, 2018, 06:54:21 AM »
 

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I have found an alternative app called Bing Daily Pic (or something like that in its name) like the same app for Windows 10. The only difference is that the app for Linux stamps a watermark with Bing logo in the right-hand bottom corner of the desktop, as one can see in the screenshot near the conky-widget. This app also saves all daily wallpapers in the user's home directory - /home/nn/Pictures/Bing/ where instead of nn one should type his/her user's name. Today's daily picture is called ManateeMom_EN-US9983570199_1920x1200.jpg

I think, it's a must have app for those who get tired of the preinstalled default set of wallpapers and who wants a surprising fresh wallpaper every day but has no time or wish to seek for new wallpapers on the Internet.

If LL developers could delete Bing watermark from the script and add the app into the distro, it would be great! Really, the Bing search page in the browser does not have the watermark and there is no watermark in the same app for Windows either. I wonder, why there is the logo stamp in the app for Linux.

I hope, the app will appear in the forthcoming LL disro. Probably I am just a dreamer, but why not?




One can get this cool app from here:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/whizzzkid/bingwallpaper/ubuntu/pool/main/b/bingwallpaper/


Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 10:25:49 AM by NN
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 09:17:36 AM »
 

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I couldn't manage to create a new thread 'Gorgeous Wallpapers for LL' in this forum category, so this is where my message is now. Sorry beforehand.


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https://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg/rb/FalcoPeregrinus_ROW13075414208_1920x1080.jpg

This feathered creature reminds me of LL logo with a feather, besides the peregrine is the world's fastest animal. So this desktop wallpaper would be very suitable for Linux Lite. :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 09:02:41 AM »
 

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Here comes my dear birdie, automatically set by the bingwallpaper app for Linux! Looks pretty nice on my desktop.  :)  What a luck - there's no Bing watermark on the wallpaper!  8)





Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 09:06:48 AM by NN
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What a luck - there's no Bing watermark on the wallpaper!  8)

Maybe some users of the bingwallpaper app have a bug when a new Bing wallpaper is downloaded and set as a desktop wallpaper. Here is a helpful tip:

Open the file /user/bin/bingwallpaper as a root, change the size of the wallpapers to be downloaded like this:

# Size.
size="1920x1080"


Save the file. You will have no bugs and watermarks on your Bing wallpapers any longer.

The similar wallpaper apps in Ubuntu are Variety and Wallch (they are available in the software-center and in Synaptic, or use the terminal commands to install them), but I like Bing wallpapers most of all - they are gorgeous.


Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 03:30:45 PM by NN
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