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manish srivastava
manish srivastava

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Internet image as desktop background without downloading it in your local machine :) Its Possible

Hello Friends,

Many of us download images from internet and then set it as wallpaper. In this short hack , I will let you know, how you can make any internet image as desktop background without downloading it in your local machine.

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In ubuntu you need to run this command:

sudo apt-get install feh
feh --bg-scale /path/to/your/background/image.jpg
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change path to internet image:

feh --bg-scale https://bit.ly/3EnPMkc
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The above link is shorturl of https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Shinjini_kathak_dance_indian_classical_san_Francisco.jpg

you can make feh to remember your choice next boot:
Once you've picked a wallpaper, feh stores the name in a file called .fehbg. That means you can tell it to restore the wallpaper on the next boot by checking to see what's inside that file. Add this line to your ~/.xinitrc file.

eval `cat $HOME/.fehbg` &
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Other things you can do:

(1) My readers may recall my post about the lorapora-sum of images, in which images are generated on each refresh ( check my previous posts). You can try this on your server by allowing feh to reload every 2 hours. As a simple home-made solution.

(2) If you are a "Administrator," you can update the season greeting as the desktop wallpaper on all computers connected to your network.

(3) New notices are delivered to employees' desktops on a daily basis. They are not required to open mail:)

Bye!!!

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Tufail Shah

A way more simpler way is to set an image as wallpaper(how we do usually) and then delete that image altogether and the wallpaper will remain the same.

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