Wallch is a desktop background changer which seeks to make it easier for the user to have a beautiful and elegant image on the screen daily. With version 4.x, Wallch got support for Wallpaper Clocks, which are basically wallpapers with clocks built into them that work as if from a widget be treated. With this latest version it also got a Live Website feature, along with more configuration options and support for more GTK compatible desktops.
some interesting features by Wallch:
- Support for GNOME 3 with and without Unity, XFCE, LXDE and Mate
- Desktop Wallpaper Changer: Place the wallpapers you want in a directory on your system and Wallch will take care of the rest in the time interval you choose
- Live Earth wallpaper
- Photo of the day: Download the photo of the day from Wikipedia and place it as wallpaper
- Possibility to use the Wallpaper Clocks of Vladstudio
- Live Website: Displays an automatically updated website given a time interval on the desktop
From Wallch preferences, you can set the app to show notifications on each desktop change, Keep a history of changed wallpapers, choose to start Wallch at startup, choose a keyboard shortcut to change the image and many more options.
Differences with Variety
Compared to Variety, Wallch has some extra features: Support for Wallpaper Clocks, Live Website and Photo of the Day, onro there are also some features that are present in Variety that Wallch doesn’t have, such as the automatic download of wallpapers from sources used by Variety, such as wallpapers.net, Flickr o wallbase.cc, To give a few examples. There are also no effects for the images in Wallch.
As you can see, although they share a few features, there are quite significant differences between Wallch and Variety. It is best that, as always, you decide on the one that best suits your needs.
Wallch 4 has already had a good season available in the Ubuntu 14.04 repositories, but it had a few bugs in the official package. For that,we recommend using the PPA instead of installing the package that comes bundled with the Ubuntu repositories. To add the PPA, open a terminal and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wallch/wallch-4.0 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wallch
Unfortunately Wallch 4 does not work in versions prior to 14.04 of Ubuntu because it depends on Qt5. If you are not using Ubuntu 14.04, then we recommend using Variety.