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Finding it quite hard to Google this. Between say 9 am and 6pm I want a certain wallpaper to be displayed, and between 6 pm to 12 am I want a different one. So I want it time-specific.

Any way to do this in Ubuntu?

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never google for applications! Use the Ubuntu Software Center. It's a lot easier to find what you want that way: search for "wallpaper" and you would have found both desktop drapes and desktop nova :) –  Rinzwind Jun 5 '11 at 20:30
    
Thanks, but these change wallpaper on an interval. I want it time-based, so it changes at a certain clock time. Is there any way to do this? –  nLinked Jun 7 '11 at 16:53
    
Afaik the sunrise script below does that(?) it changes the images based on your server time (when it is nighttime it shows an nightly background). –  Rinzwind Jun 7 '11 at 16:58

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DesktopNova : Click to install

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DesktopNova changes the desktop background image after an adjustable time. It can choose the images from single files and folders (with or without subfolders). An autostart feature is also implemented.

So you add your pictures, and then Check Change wallpaper in intervals.

And there is an indicator for this application.

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Thank you man, I was looking for something like this for .... Since when does this goldnugget exist in the repository? –  dago Jun 5 '11 at 20:19
    
@dago: Anytime man, Yeah this an awesome application! and yeah it is in the repository ! –  Binarylife Jun 5 '11 at 20:28
    
@dago oh quite a while. It's one of those unknown gold nuggets in USC. –  Rinzwind Jun 5 '11 at 20:30
    
Yeah there is a punch of gold nuggets applications in the Software Center, But Reviews made them easy to discover :) –  Binarylife Jun 5 '11 at 20:34
    
Thanks, but these change wallpaper on an interval. I want it time-based, so it changes at a certain clock time. Is there any way to do this? –  nLinked Jun 7 '11 at 16:53

There is also Desktop Drapes Install drapes

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Besides the wallpaper changers in USC (like Desktop Nova and Desktop Drapes) there is also a script called Sunrise that can do this and you can get it here on deviantart.

Instructions:
Copy the file to a new directory.
Extract the files.
Inside a terminal, `cd` into the folder you created.
Run "sh ./install" (without the quotes)

It has an XML file with the images and in it also a timer (in seconds).

By default it uses the images shown on this blog. Or course using a script is not as secure as using a package but it's very lightweight.

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