I've read BingWall is a Bing Wallpaper App for Ubuntu (on OMG! Ubuntu!).

Then I installed the software bing-wall from a snap:

sudo snap install bing-wall

Then this app asked me to install the Wonderwall app.

So I first try to install it from a snap from https://snapcraft.io/wonderwall.

Then I see it don't work so I try to reinstall it. Then I try to uninstall bing-wall then reinstall wonderwall.

But Wonderwall doesn't work. I can't change my wallpaper with that app.

I've asked the developer of the app, and he asked me that if my distro works with gsettings it will work, but it doesn't.

edit : When i use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri it tells me :


wich is the picture file i choosed over wonderwall, but my desktop background wallpaper show the old file i choosed with the appearance/background menu.

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    Telling us where you obtained it from may help, I looked for a package (packages.ubuntu.com/…) and didn't find it. Was it found in Software Boutique or where? (Boutique can provide 3rd party software adding sources to your system when selected) – guiverc Feb 26 '20 at 2:46
  • try: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true – Gryu Mar 6 '20 at 23:36
  • do you have gnome-tweaks package installed? Have you tried to set wallpaper using it: Tweaks -> Appearance? – Gryu Mar 6 '20 at 23:40
  • gnome-tweaks show me the file i choosed with wonderwall. – Gy0m Mar 6 '20 at 23:44
  • gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true is good but don't change anything – Gy0m Mar 6 '20 at 23:45

I've done it in the next way:

  • sudo apt install bing-wall
  • Opened bing-wall and changed wallpaper
  • sudo snap install wonderwall
  • Opened wonderwall and did what it asked using the second method:

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sudo snap connect wonderwall:hardware-observe

As a result, I could change wallpaper using wonderwall by first downloading and then setting it as a wallpaper.

  • Thanks for the answer, when i've installed first bing-wall it didn't make change wallpaper. And when installed Wonderwall, i did the sudo snap connect wonderwall:hardware-observe – Gy0m Mar 6 '20 at 23:14

I have an answer from the developper of Wonderwall, and for ubuntu-mate gsettings works as gsettings set org.mate.background picture-filename file url and no gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri. The developper tell me he will add this implement in the next update soon. Thanks for your help.

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