Bing Desktop Wallpaper

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Download and apply Today's Bing Wallpaper to your desktop

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Bing Desktop Wallpaper for Cinnamon

A Cinnamon applet to apply the daily Bing Wallpaper to your Cinnamon desktop

Based on the Gnome Shell extension

The Bing Image of the Day will be downloaded automatically and updated daily when a new image becomes available

The resolution downloaded is 4k (UHD). The resizing behaviour can be configured in Cinnamon under Backgrounds -> Settings -> Picture Aspect

Bing is a trademark of Microsoft, and the Copyright for the Images belongs to the individual owners; use is restricted to wallpaper only. This software has no affiliation with Microsoft or Bing.

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lightfindyou
lightfindyou-2 months ago
After a crash of my system, the applet seems not wok. After some debug, I find that _downloadMetaData function get status_code 6, which means SOUP_STATUS_SSL_FAILED and the applet keeps re-download every 60 seconds. I does not know why it keeps return this error, but when I change the URI of bing to use http instead of https, it seems the applet starts work. By the way, I find that Soup is really hard to use, I spent the whole afternoon to find out what the status_code 6 means, and even now, I still does not known how to find out what is the problem with the SSL connection.
rockingStone
rockingStone-4 months ago
is here any log files for Bing Desktop Wallpaper applet? My cinnamon desktop crashed and I reinstalled it, after that wall paper seems not work, I have tried to reinstall it, but it not works. I also tried to find the script under ~/.config dir, but it seems nothing useful under the dir.
Alex
Alex-3 months ago
You can view logs using Melange, the Cinnamon debugger. It should appear when pressing Super + L. You can reload the applet by right clicking it under the 'extensions' tab and see if any errors appear in the log. It's also possible to enable more verbose logging by editing the applet directly. In ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/bing-wallpaper@starcross.dev/applet.js there is a line that reads const logging = false; This can be set to true (reload again to see the additional log entries)
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo-7 months ago
How can I remove old Bing downloaded images from my system? Where can I locate Bing downloaded images?
Alex
Alex-5 months ago
Just to clarify, only one image is ever saved at ~/.config/bingwallpaper/BingWallpaper.jpg
cpinochet
cpinochet-6 months ago
the images on my system are located in "./.config/bingwallpaper" folder.
sbadux
sbadux-8 months ago
Thank you very much. I love this applet!
Navid
Navid-10 months ago
Some times duo to internet connection image will load incomplete,Is there any solution or method I'll be able refresh loaded image again?
VasilisKos
VasilisKos-1 year ago
Great app! One comment though. In Mint 20.1 the picture is not saved as described in the README ("to the user's Pictures folder"). Instead it's saved in /home/"user"/.config/bingwallpaper, which is a hidden folder. I think it should be saved as described. That would make it easily accesible.
Navid
Navid-1 year ago
it would be great if wallpaper will be change based on local time or user can set refresh time based on location he/she is living.
Alex
Alex-1 year ago
Hi, although there is a localised image for many areas, all Bing images seem to be refreshed at 0800 UTC. I decided to stick to the indicated refresh time for simplicity, so you always get the latest image immediately.
Navid
Navid-1 year ago
Hi, Thank you for your answer,I thought probably it can be a good option if users be able set refresh time optionally, for example: when they will turn on their PC in the morning they'll be able see fresh image because wallpapered changed at 3.AM(based on local time) already for example.
vladislav-svetailo
vladislav-svetailo-2 years ago
Wallpaper does not changed after first installation. Firstly, it changed my default wallpaper to nice flying frog. But, when wallpaper was changed on the phone, I have checked picture on the desktop - in icon written "Clouds above Tenerife", but frog still flying.
vladislav-svetailo
vladislav-svetailo-2 years ago
I'm sorry for my first post. Now it works perfectly, but I still don't know why first installation was unsuccesful.
Alex
Alex-2 years ago
Hello, there was an issue with synchronising with the correct day, but this should now be fixed
Mintulix
Mintulix-2 years ago
Current wallpaper description is lost when Cinnamon is restarted. Could it be stored somewhere?
plop28
plop28-2 years ago
Thanks for this update, works well on mint 19.3. Could it have an option to remove the taskbar icon in the future ?