Space Is Big-See It All!

I have a huge collection of NASA photos taken from the Astronomy Pic of the Day Web site ( stored in a folder in my Dropbox. No matter what computer system I'm using, I rotate those images on my background, getting a virtual tour of the universe on every screen. Oddly enough, it can be challenging to get that image rotation to work well in Linux. I've mentioned some wallpaper-rotating applications before, but Slidewall is really pretty cool.

Slidewall includes a small dæmon process to change GNOME-based desktop wallpaper images. It's in the Ubuntu 12.04+ repositories, but it will work with any GNOME-based system. Rotating a wallpaper collection works well, but Slidewall goes the extra mile and will fetch collections live from the Internet, or it can display a live picture of the Earth showing which parts have sunlight and which don't. Slidewall is a huge step forward in desktop wallpaper management, and if you have a difficult time deciding what picture to use as your background, now you don't have to choose just one!


Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

superman leather jacket

superman leather jacket's picture

hey there, your site is cheap. We do thank you for work
superman leather jacket

This is excellent post. Its

Brokey's picture

This is excellent post. Its having good description regarding this topic.It is informative and helpful.I have known many information from this. Thanks for shearing. Mineral Makeup

Excellent Money Advisor

Excellent Money Advisor's picture

I have read various articles but not raed like that.
thanks for posting

Excellent Money advisor

This game is cool. Some

Anonymous's picture

This game is cool. Some people just don't get the point of this game. It's SUPPOSED to be papers

I'd really like to be a part

Restposten Grosshandel Kontakte's picture

I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read Restposten Grosshandel Kontakte I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog!!!! Sonderposten Grosshandel Kontakte

There is so much useful

Marcus's picture

There is so much useful information on this blog. I have found it to be very helpful in my current application. Ads dating

This is a very good

royalty free image's picture

This is a very good collection of NASA photos,by Slidewell application you also see the picture in various mode and wallpaper rotation.

Nice Post :

Essay Writing's picture

I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

favor that quite definitely.I

Skumar's picture

favor that quite definitely.I am aware which you placed considerably focus of those articles, since every one of them sound right and so are invaluable. Tradzik Nowadays, finding a high quality post is really difficult. I’d like also to thank my friend for giving me the URL of your blog. Hope you appreciate my short comment.Your website is so cool. I'm impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles.

Great Post :

Essay Writing's picture

I like your blog. Really helpful and very motivational. Thanks a lot. This will help me a lot.

This is a noble music from

JOJO's picture

This is a noble music from the time of the pashas.I was very encouraged to find this site. HCG Drops I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

Good one

Berthold's picture

I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday. Krav Maga Myrtle Beach SC

Slidewall is the right

puisi's picture

Slidewall is the right program for the wallpaper image.
Slidewall will let the images display in a very organized manner.
tutorial terbaik


Sarrah White's picture

Slidewell applications will let the images display in a very organized manner also. The images content can also be stored in an online way and can be bought through online. The galaxy photos of NASA will be quite exciting one.royalty free space images

the pictures

peter2's picture

so where are the pictures you alrady got sorted out :) ? i can offer an exchange for my national geographic wallpaper collection :) if you are interested write me a mail

I am amazed on how wide the

Charles A. Radcliffe's picture

I am amazed on how wide the galaxy is. It seems that I am also outside the earth with that photo. You know I can create a story out of this one. I'm a freelance writer and this maybe my big chance of gaining appreciations from big companies. I'll write the best mystery books that would surely entice readers especially to astronomy enthusiasts.


twitter backgrounds's picture

I love this , i really went to the link and took some of them ! i hope you don't mind =))) ..


Sam M.'s picture

Another nice app for managing lots of wallpaper images for your desktop is wallpapoz.

I've used it for years and it just works!

Very Nice photo

jefry's picture

Wow, very nice collection of NASA photos
share more photos from NASA