Thursday, 2 October 2008

Manage Wallpaper With Feh The Image Viewer

Feh is a fast, light weight image viewer. Currently Feh supports slideshows, multiple windows, thumbnail viewing, dynamic zooming, mouse wheel & keyboard control, and the feature to set an image as a background image.

Feh is a great program to have if you are using a window manager like OpenBox, BlackBox etc. As you can set an image as the background, instead of the default grey / black.

To Install Feh, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install feh

You can now right click on an image, and chose to open with 'feh'.

To use Feh to set an image as a background, use the following command:
feh --bg-scale /path/to/image.jpg

Other parameters that you can use are:


  1. Wold this be able to do the whole living background thing like dreamscene in vista ultimate ?

  2. I'm afraid not. Feh only handles images. I may write a How To post on having the dreamsceen effect on Ubuntu shortly...