wallpaper manager

So, I have been looking for a wallpaper manager with some features like:

1) automatically change wallpaper from my directory list

2) Get wallpapers from internet

Possibly display time and a quote.

 

Variety does all of that. From variety website :

Variety is a wallpaper manager for Linux systems. It supports numerous desktops and wallpaper sources, including local files and online services: Flickr, Wallhaven, Unsplash, and more.

Where supported, Variety sits as a tray icon to allow easy pausing and resuming. Otherwise, its desktop entry menu provides a similar set of options.

Variety also includes a range of image effects, such as oil painting and blur, as well as options to layer quotes and a clock onto the background.

To install

dnf install variety

xev – Check the X keyboard events

xev man page

xev – print contents of X events

So other day I was checking why my play key was not working and wanted to check if it maps to one of the X default mappings for the keyboard and was stuck on how to check this. And finally found that I can try this:

 

xev -event keyboard

Pretty neat 🙂

New feature in Nautilus – resize icon on desktop.

On Desktop on Gnome using nautilus, now you can resize individual icons. Just right click on the icon to resize and in the menu you will get a resize icon :

Resize icon
Resize icon

and then you can resize the icon from the borders:

Resize icon
Resize icon
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