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Azote is a free and open source wallpaper manager and color matching tool for Sway, i3, and WM


  • Azote is an image browser and background customization tool based on GTK+ 3, as well as an interface for the swaybg (sway/Wayland) and feh (X windows) commands);
  • Azote works with sway, Wayfire, i3, Openbox, Fluxbox, and dwm window managers. Wayland support is limited to wlroots-based composers. GNOME is not supported;
  • It is possible to select a folder (folder) for storing desktop background images;
  • Azote can split an image between two or more displays;
  • It is possible to scale and crop the image;
  • It is possible to flip the images horizontally;
  • There is a sorting of thumbnails: new/old at the top, A->Z , Z->A;
  • There is a color matching tool on the desktop;
  • It is possible to create/generate a color palette based on the image;
  • Integration with the system tray.

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The software Azote is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

To install on other versions of xUbuntu, you need to change this attribute xUbuntu_18. 04

echo 'deb /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:Head_on_a_Stick:azote.list
curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home_Head_on_a_Stick_azote.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install azote

Install Software via Deb package

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.9.1
Developer:Piotr Miller
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v3

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