A simple Gnome-Shell Extension for an automatic background-image (wallpaper) slideshow.
The preferences page to manage the image list.
(Wallpapers not included)
If you need to "install" the extension manually, you'll need the following utilities:
The packages which include the above tools may vary across different Linux distributions. Check your distributions wiki/package list to find the most suitable package for you. Afterwards, simply follow these steps:
# Clone the repository (you might already did this!) git clone https://LukasKnuth@bitbucket.org/LukasKnuth/backslide.git BackSlide cd BackSlide # "Compile" the settings-schema: glib-compile-schemas backslide\@codeisland.org/schemas/ # Copy the files over to the local extension directory: cp -r backslide\@codeisland.org/ ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
Afterwards, you can activate the extension either by using the
gnome-tweak-tool or at extensions.gnome.org/local
All settings can be changed from the
gnome-shell-extension-prefs-tool or from the command line. Although you can set them using the
dconf-tool, using the frontend/widget is preferred!.
- Delay (in minutes) between wallpaper changes: (default:
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/backslide/delay 15
- Whether or not the wallpaper-list should be shuffled (default:
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/backslide/random true|false
- The List of wallpapers as a string-array of absolute, unix-styled path's: (default:
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/backslide/image-list "['/path/to/picture.png', '/another/pic.png']"
- The already elapsed time (in minutes) from the last interval (default:
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/backslide/elapsed-time 0
Settings changed, using the
dconf-tool will apply, after the extension is restarted.
If you are a developer/translator and you want to contribute to BackSlide, make sure to read "DEVELOPMENT.md" or "TRANSLATION.md" respectively.