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Nitrogen is a fast and lightweight desktop background browser and setter for X windows.

Installation

Nitrogen can be installed with the package nitrogen, available in the official repositories.

Usage

Run nitrogen --help for full details. The following examples will get you started:

Setting wallpaper

To view and set the desired wallpaper from a specific directory recursively, run:

$ nitrogen /path/to/image/directory/

To view and set the desired wallpaper from a specific directory non-recursively, run:

$ nitrogen --no-recurse /path/to/image/directory/

Restoring wallpaper

To restore the chosen wallpaper during subsequent sessions, add the following to your startup file (such as Xinitrc, Openbox#autostart, etc.):

nitrogen --restore &

Troubleshooting

Freeze with dual monitors

Remove the current nitrogen configuration: [1]

$ rm -r ~/.config/nitrogen/