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Background - Slideshow from several folders

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Hi.
Cinnamon (under Backgrounds -> Images) offers the possibility to set an image slideshow selecting user folders.

Is it possible to select more folders as source, so that the slideshow will pick the images from them and not just from one single folder?

Or should I instead use an ext. software (e.g. Variety) to get this feature?

thanks!

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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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I tried it by putting one folder in the other and by keeping them separate. Either way it only responds to one folder. I used Variety, but only one folder, but I do think that option was there. Added later: Yes it is available in Variety by putting all the folders in one (that's all I tried)
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I know Variety is able to manage a slideshow picking pictures from several folders and their subfolders.
What about "Backgrounds" in Cinnamon? Apparently not?
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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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palimmo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:14 pm
I know Variety is able to manage a slideshow picking pictures from several folders and their subfolders.
What about "Backgrounds" in Cinnamon? Apparently not?
Not that I could figure out
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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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thanks, though.
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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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palimmo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:14 pm
I know Variety is able to manage a slideshow picking pictures from several folders and their subfolders.
What about "Backgrounds" in Cinnamon? Apparently not?
It doesn't - the way I work around it is to make a folder of symlinks to images from a variety of other folders - see viewtopic.php?f=47&t=303142 for various command lines ways to quickly populate a backgrounds folder with symlinks to other images. Variety is probably the easier option if you are not confident in the command line.
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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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smurphos wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:23 am
palimmo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:14 pm
I know Variety is able to manage a slideshow picking pictures from several folders and their subfolders.
What about "Backgrounds" in Cinnamon? Apparently not?
It doesn't - the way I work around it is to make a folder of symlinks to images from a variety of other folders - see viewtopic.php?f=47&t=303142 for various command lines ways to quickly populate a backgrounds folder with symlinks to other images. Variety is probably the easier option if you are not confident in the command line.
I'll have a look. Thanks! :)
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Re: Background - Slideshow from several folders

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Well.. I've installed Variety in the end.
It just works.
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