Bing Desktop Wallpaper

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Download and apply Today's Bing Wallpaper to your desktop



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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andrevz81-2 months ago
Thanks for the applet. Though I had to manually load the folder from the Desktop Background settings, at least it works. Is there a way to save each day's image with the name as per applet info?
jazzmess-2 months ago
Hi :) Thanks for this applet, it's awesome to have all these images as backgrounds, makes the experience of using my PC much nicer. I have the following issue: the image appears zoomed in, and it getts bigger and bigger throughout the day (I don't know the rule to replicate this). - Here's a screenshot of my desktop: - And this is Bing homepage: I'm using Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon 5.4.11 btw. Any help is welcomed, TIA.
Alex-1 month ago
Hi, I think this is Cinnamon related behaviour, I have seen it happen when the screen resolution changes to something higher, which can happen automatically if the attached display changes. This can be reset by changing the Picture Aspect in Backgrounds -> Settings - I would also expect a restart to fix it though. Can't explain the continuous zooming though sorry.
Rabblerouser-4 months ago
Is there a way to set it up so the icon/panel isn't visible?
Albert Gallego i Saballs
It would be amazing if someone could adapt this extension to make it possible to choose between Bing and Wikimedia Commons Image of the day. Or fork and adapt it.
lightfindyou-8 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.
Alex-5 months ago
Thanks for looking into this in detail. I'm not sure why the https connection failed in your case. I agree libsoup is difficult to use, and I would be interested if alternative client request libraries are available in cjs/gjs. I haven't really found any comprehensive reference documentation for cjs/gjs though.
rockingStone-10 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-10 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/ 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-1 year ago
How can I remove old Bing downloaded images from my system? Where can I locate Bing downloaded images?
Alex-1 year ago
Just to clarify, only one image is ever saved at ~/.config/bingwallpaper/BingWallpaper.jpg
cpinochet-1 year ago
the images on my system are located in "./.config/bingwallpaper" folder.
sbadux-1 year ago
Thank you very much. I love this applet!
Navid-1 year 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-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-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-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-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-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-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-2 years ago
Hello, there was an issue with synchronising with the correct day, but this should now be fixed
Mintulix-2 years ago
Current wallpaper description is lost when Cinnamon is restarted. Could it be stored somewhere?
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 ?