Bing might not be the world’s best loved search engine but it is my go-to resource when I need a new desktop wallpaper.
In case you don’t know, Microsoft’s search engine has a different high-quality background image each and every day, on its main page.
The images used often feature a well-known place or landmark, encompass an impressive or unique vista in wide shot, or capture some super cute wildlife doing super cute wildlife-y things out in, er, well, the wild!
While Ubuntu’s switch to GNOME doesn’t render all of those methods redundant it does unlock some additional opportunities (like unified lock screen and desktop background) — something that the GNOME extensions framework dramatically simplifies.
The GNOME extension (linked below) will make Bing’s image of the day your desktop wallpaper. It updates each and every day, automatically. No scripts, no cron jobs, and no fuss; just install, set, and forget.
It’ll even tell you more about the image (helpful) set via a notification on your desktop. The only major downside is a Bing watermark on the image itself.
Want it? Go get it — the Bing wallpaper changer extension works wherever GNOME Shell does.