Bing Desktop Wallpaper

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1 month ago 2021-03-22, 16:02
Last commit: [20bbe3fc] bing-wallpaper@starcross.dev update (#3700)

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 to the user's Pictures folder, and applied as the Desktop Background

The resolution used is 1920x1024. This is the highest available resolution to my knowledge, except 1920x1200, which contains the Bing logo and is less commonly used anyway.

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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9 Comments

VasilisKos
VasilisKos-2 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
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
I'm sorry for my first post. Now it works perfectly, but I still don't know why first installation was unsuccesful.
Alex
Alex-11 months ago
Hello, there was an issue with synchronising with the correct day, but this should now be fixed
Mintulix
Mintulix-1 year ago
Current wallpaper description is lost when Cinnamon is restarted. Could it be stored somewhere?
plop28
plop28-1 year ago
Thanks for this update, works well on mint 19.3. Could it have an option to remove the taskbar icon in the future ?