How to Set Animated Wallpaper Background in Ubuntu 18.04

July 30, 2018 — 1 Comment

Want to use animated wallpapers on Ubuntu desktop? Well, you can try the new awesome wallpaper manager called Komorebi.

Komorebi is an open-source animated wallpaper manager for Linux. With it, you can set your desktop background with:

  • a picture with time & date.
  • a video wallpaper.
  • a web page.

The software ships with a list of default animated wallpapers. And there’s a Wallpaper Creator allows to manually create animated wallpapers from pictures, videos, or web pages.

How to Install and Use Komorebi in Ubuntu:

You can download the 64-bit deb, so far it’s “komorebi-2.1-64-bit.deb” from the release page:

Komorebi Releases

Then install the package either via Gdebi (install it via Ubuntu Software) or by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/komorebi-*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Once installed, launch Komorebi from your software launcher:

Then right-click on desktop, and choose Change wallpaper. There you can change animated wallpapers and do some basic settings.

Manually create animated wallpapers:

The software offers Wallpaper Creator utility. Open it from software launcher and you can do following steps to create an animated wallpaper from pic, video, or a web page.

1. When Wallpaper Creator launches:

  • type a name for the new wallpaper.
  • choose source type: picture, video, or web page.
  • choose source file directory.
  • finally you must choose a thumbnail image.

2. In next window, do some date & time, and other settings.

3. Due to permissions issue, you MUST move the new created wallpaper to /System/Resources/Komorebi/ as the last window prompts:

Open terminal from software launcher and run command as the picture shows you. In my case it’s:

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One response to How to Set Animated Wallpaper Background in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. It Works !
    Can you please make a guide to install Gazette Widget please ?
    i followed this link below but ended up dizzy ( cant understand it) ‘https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/8067/how-can-i-install-gazette-in-elementary-os-0-4-loki’

    Or a guide to install conky lua coz, i got this after follow the step and got this :
    $ conky: cannot open ./.conky/conkyrc: No such file or directory
    from this link below
    ‘https://www.unixmen.com/install-conky-lua-ubuntu-14-0413-1013-04-debian-fedora-linux-mint-opensuse/’

    Thank you Sir

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