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We wrote about different automatic wallpaper changer applications either for Windows, Linux and / or Mac OSX but Wally is special. Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer, using multiple sources like files, folders, FTP remote folders, Flickr, Yahoo!, Panoramio, Pikeo, Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa and Smugmug images. Not only that, but it also works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. Ubuntu users will be glad to know that it even comes with pre-build .deb packages for both 32 and 64bit versions (download link at the end of the post).

wally wallpaper changer

Wally features:

· History support
· Many wallpaper layouts available on all platforms
· EXIF data available over picture and in system tray tooltip
· Save downloaded photos
· Run-time folder change detection in "Folder" mode
· Proxy support
· It supports KDE3, KDE4, Gnome, XFCE4, Fluxbox, Blackbox, FVWM (unstable), WindowMaker window managers.

I must say, this seems the best wallpaper changer application I used. After running Wally (I only tested it in Ubuntu Linux so far), it sits in your notification area and you can access it's settings via right-click:

wally systray menu

From it's settings you can choose to "Switch background on play" and then just click "Play" on it's notification area icon (Systray for Windows) or Next / Previous photo if you don't like your current wallpaper. Obviously, this can be done automatically without any input from your side, by entering a desired interval to switch wallpapers.

Other interesting features include the option to select the position of the photos, border, only use landscape oriented photos and add the photo info to the wallpaper.

Download Wally | via Giggle Computer (thanks phaoloo!)

Other wallpaper changer application we covered on Web Upd8: