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Set Background Wallpapers In Linux With Fondo

Set Background Wallpapers In Linux With Fondo

Set Background Wallpapers In Linux With Fondo

Fondo is a desktop wallpaper app for Linux where you can search for the most beautiful wallpapers on the Internet from within the app itself and set your preferred image as your desktop wallpaper by just clicking on the image directly. The app is simple and easy to use.

Install Fondo Wallpaper app in Linux

Fondo is available as flatpak app so if you have flatpak set up on your Software center then you can directly search for the app and install it.​For terminal-geeks, you can alternatively use the command below to install Fondo:

sudo flatpak install flathub com.github.calo001.fondo

Set desktop wallpaper

fondo set desktop wallpaper

After installing Fondo, you can launch the app and start using it right away. Search for a beautiful wallpaper by either scrolling up and down or using the search box on the app’s title bar.​Once, you’ve found the image, just click on it and it’ll be set as your desktop wallpaper by the app itself.

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For instance, clicking on the Aurora image (screenshot above) Fondo will download it and set the image as my default desktop wallpaper.

Advantages

fondo advantages

Below are some of the advantages of using Fondo:

  1. Easy way to set new cool wallpapers
    Without hassle, you can directly access cool wallpapers from Fondo and set your preferred image as your desktop background with a single click.
  2. Ability to search images using the search box
    You can fine-tune your images list by searching with a specific keyword on the app’s search box if you don’t like the default images list offerings.
  3. Day mode and night mode theme
    If you are a night shift worker, there’s a dark theme mode to better suit your work environment so the app doesn’t strain your eyes a lot. And vice versa for the day time workers too.

Disadvantages

set wallpapers in linux

  1. Too many portrait images
    Despite the regular norm of most people owning a widescreen monitor these days, Fondo provides mostly portrait images. You have to scroll a lot if you want to find landscape specific image sizes.
  2. Does not have consistent UI look with the default OS
    This is the usual problem with some of the flatpak apps and Fondo is no exception here. They don’t have a consistent look with the native system, instead, their user interface looks somewhat out of place.

Conclusion

Fondo is a simple minimalistic desktop wallpaper app available on flathub. The app does the best with user experience by not cluttering too many options/features, instead, letting the users set their wallpapers with ease. Check out the app and let me know what you like about Fondo in the comment section below.

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Keyikedalube Ndang September 5, 2020 at 2:29 pm

I’ve used Fondo for some time. It’s true portrait images is annoying 🙁 I’m hoping the developers would implement a feature that allows the app to display images based on user’s monitor size.

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