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Ofcourse variety will work on any distro and the settings are the same.

In  this installation article we have explained you where to download the iso of ARCHLabs, how to install ARCHLabs and how to customize ARCHLabs. We went into detail about the essential parts of openbox like tint2, the conky and the openbox menu. We made also a tutorial how to change the look of ARCHLabs and so on.

Now we are going to use variety to set our wallpaper and also to get new ones. It is using the to provide us with some of the best wallpapers out there.

Nitrogen is an interesting wallpaper application to set my wallpapers on single screen or dual screen (screen 1 and screen 2 or one big wallpaper for the two screens). I can tell nitrogen where the folders are with all my wallpapers in order to handpick them one by one.

Golden tip : make an account on and synchronize all wallpapers you like.

There is a complete tutorial written about variety here with 11 tips.


Put variety in the ~/.config/openbox/autostart file of openbox to start it at boot : variety &