Animated desktop wall, LiveWallpaper 0.3.1 released


Every Ubuntu cycle, the developers land a fresh new wallpaper pack, set of wallpapers generated by an Ubuntu-based default wallpaper and a community-based contest, latter approach gathering numerous and numerous images submitted by creative users that, after a voting process, are selected and landed in Ubuntu’s default installation.

The mentioned wallpapers, along with thousands and thousands of wallpapers available across the internets, are sufficient to satisfy the user’s needs and preferences.

Nevertheless, sometimes, due to the latest computer-related advancements and/or to the innovative and polished states of Unity, the user may feel the need to shift the desktop from a static to an animated stage (from a look point-of-view).

LiveWallpaper is a fancy fully-animated desktop wallpaper, presenting itself as a fast interesting OpenGL wall, allowing users to enjoy a Unity-compatible moving wallpaper.

Basically, LiveWallpaper comes with two built-in wallpapers, Galaxy (a massive amount of moving stars) and Nexus (colored lines populating the screen).

By default, LiveWallpaper can be enabled at startup, meaning, via its configuration window, the user can switch ON Autostart, action that automatically starts the animated wallpaper after the login.

LiveWallpaper 0.3.1 has just been released, strengthening its autostart functionality, in the sense of removing various issues and properly enabling/disabling the mentioned functionality.

LiveWallpaper contains a LiveWallpaper Preferences and an appindicator, latter component that allows the user to 1-click away enable/disable the wallpaper, as well as to access the configuration panel; yet, the appindicator it not required by the animated wall, meaning, the wallpaper can be enabled without launching its appindicator.

In order to enable at startup LiveWallpaper (directly running) without the appindicator:

  • navigate to Startup Applications (via the Dash by typing startup in the search area) and uncheck livewallpaper-indicator
  • then enable LiveWallpaper to run at startup by navigating to LiveWallpaper Preferences-->click on Livewallpaper-->switch ON Autostart

In order to enable at startup LiveWallpaper with appindicator:

  • launch Startup Applications and check livewallpaper-indicator
  • then enable LiveWallpaper to run at startup by navigating to LiveWallpaper Preferences-->click on Livewallpaper-->switch ON Autostart

In order to completely disable LiveWallpaper at startup (disabling the appindicator, too)

  • open Startup Applications and uncheck livewallpaper-indicator
  • then disable LiveWallpaper to run at startup by navigating to LiveWallpaper Preferences-->click on Livewallpaper-->switch OFF Autostart

Enabling (at startup) the LiveWallpaper appindicator (without a running LiveWallpaper,–its appindicator appears without launching the animated desktop wall–) is to performed by navigating to Startup Applications and checking livewallpaper-indicator, followed by switching OFF Autostart under LiveWallpaper Preferences.

How do we install LiveWallpaper 0.3.1?
Add the following official PPA (Precise, Quantal)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-daily

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install livewallpaper livewallpaper-config livewallpaper-indicator

Thank you for reading

 

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Posted on December 30, 2012, in ubuntu and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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