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Want to automatically set the background & lock screen wallpaper once per day to Microsoft Bing image of the day? It’s easy to do this in Ubuntu via an Extension.

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and all other Linux with Gnome Desktop, a lightweight Gnome Shell Extension “Bing Wallpaper” make it possible to set Microsoft Bing image as background and/or lock screen wallpaper.

The extension downloads Bing image and refreshes your wallpaper once per day. By providing system tray indicator menu, you can copy image to clipboard and change the extension preferences.

How to Install Bing Wallpaper Extension:

1.) Firstly open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the chrome-gnome-shell package, which will add Gnome Shell extensions integration for web browsers, if you don’t have it.

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

2.) Then go to the extension web page, turn on the toggle icon to install it.

Don’t see the toggle icon? Follow the link to install the browser extension and refresh the web page.

Once installed the extension, an indicator applet should appear in the top-right corner. You can either click “Refresh Now” or wait till it refreshes wallpaper automatically.

For Bing locale, download folder, screen resolution, and other settings, just go to indicator menu ‘Settings’ option.

Uninstall the Exension:

To remove the extension, either turn off the toggle icon in the previous link page, or use Extensions tool (install it via sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-prefs command).

Komorebi is a Linux wallpaper manager that provides fully customizable backgrounds, e,g., show date and time on desktop.

Wallpapers included by default range from animated ones, still, and gradients! See screenshots below.

A settings dialog is available to launch by right-clicking on desktop and choose what to display.

Wallpapers are located in /System/Resources/Komorebi/, you can create your own wallpapers easily by following this tutorial.

Starting by opening terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to open the wallpaper folder:

gksudo nautilus /System/Resources/Komorebi/

Install Komorebi:

Download the .deb package from the link below, then click install via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi:

Komorebi Release Page

(Optional) To uninstall Komorebi, either use you system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove komorebi

In addition, the software so far is in beta stage. I’ve tested on Ubuntu 16.04. The configuration dialog works on launch, but changing wallpaper sometimes not work a few minutes later.

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

The default desktop wallpaper for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been unveiled. PNG-8, PNG-24, and the same for greyscale, along with mobile formatted ones are available for download.

The new desktop wallpaper looks not all that different from the previous releases’ wallpapers:

Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper

Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper

Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper Gray version

Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper Gray version

Here are the old releases wallpapers:

Ubuntu 16.04 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 16.04 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.10 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.10 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 default wallpaper


All the Ubuntu 16.10 default wallpaper version, provided by Will Cooke, is available for download at Bug #1621413.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

The default desktop wallpaper for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, the next LTS release, has been unveiled. Grayscale versions are in progress.

The new default wallpapers from Grazina in the design team looks not all that different from the previous 15.10 and 15.04’s wallpapers.

Ubuntu 16.04 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 16.04 default wallpaper

Here are the default wallpapers for Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 15.04:

Ubuntu 15.10 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.10 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 default wallpaper

Ubuntu 15.04 default wallpaper

Download the wallpapers from link below:

Ubuntu 16.04 Default Wallpaper


This brief tutorial shows how to install Slidewall on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 via PPA repository.

Slidewall is a wallpaper changer for the Unity desktop. Created with Unity in mind Slidewall is fun, simple and quite fast. With slidewall, you can also put a Live Earth wallpaper, or Clock wallpaper on your desktop.


To install this app, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run. It adds the ppa repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fioan89/slidewall

2.) Update package lists to make it available:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Finally install the software:

sudo apt-get install slidewall