Wally - automatic wallpaper downloader and changer

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Wally - automatic wallpaper downloader and changer

#1 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:05 pm

Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer, using multiple sources like files, folders, FTP remote folders, Flickr, Panoramio, Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa, Smugmug, Google, Vladstudio and deviantART images.
Cross-platform (Linux, MacOS), supports multiple world languages,

License: GPL v2

Status: Not Portable:
* HKU\...\Software\BeCrux
* Writes thumbs/files to: User\AppData\Local\BeCrux\Wally\

In testing it was a very cool program. Very impressive and came up with some good selections.
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Re: Wally - automatic wallpaper downloader and changer

#3 Post by donald » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:03 pm

This may be beating a dead horse but has anyone contacted the author regarding portability?

hopefully this is a good address tortugalabs a hotmail.com address

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#4 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:21 am

Thanks for the links, Baas. Edit: it's now over at SourceForge
donald wrote:has anyone contacted the author regarding portability?
Nah, I might do that if I end up using this program regularly. Unfortunately, it posted a wallpaper I'm quite fond of and now I don't want to keep testing it :)
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Re: Wally - automatic wallpaper downloader and changer

#5 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:33 pm

Still not portable but I put together a wishlist anyway:
  • Ability to work with only locally saved, favorited wallpapers, cycling them at the same rate. Maybe an "offline" mode?
  • Once you change the orientation (e.g. from Tiled to Centered) it doesn't take effect until you download a new image.
  • Doesn't seem to do much for multiple monitors. Couldn't seem to get it to tile images on my non-primary monitor.
  • Automatically pull from one reasonably safe source with a proposed keyword. Then add a prompt to indicate how users can add more sources and more keywords. This was a little unclear to me on first run.
  • Autosave any photos to a list that I can then go back through. The program seemed to indicate this was possible via a "history" option but I couldn't find that.
  • If there's something wrong with the download, you have to manually select cancel. Some kind of note about this or just going on to the next download site would be ideal.
  • Optional timed breaks (for if you're having to take breaks at your computer)
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Re: Wally - automatic wallpaper downloader and changer

#6 Post by Napiophelios » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:33 pm

webfork wrote:Still not portable but I put together a wishlist anyway:
  • Ability to work with only locally saved, favorited wallpapers, cycling them at the same rate. Maybe an "offline" mode?
Its not very intuitive, but the last version I tested this can be done.

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#7 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:42 pm

Old thread update: looks like development stopped on this one as the last update was 2014

http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 08210.html
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