komorebi 2 gif

“COOOORALLL”

Looking to spice up your Ubuntu desktop with animated live wallpaper?

Well now you can, using the latest version of animated wallpaper app Komorebi.

We featured this nifty open-source wallpaper app a couple of times before.

At the time we praised the app for its slick pseudo-parallax effects and for trying to something a touch more innovative — if a little resource intensive — with the humble desktop background.

Not that most of us see them for much of the time anyway!

Now the app is back with a new release.

And it’s better than ever:

Komorebi 2 claims to be “faster, smoother, and better” than before. There are new features, a new codebase and (naturally) new wallpapers. 

Because it supports video wallpapers you can recreate the terrifying zombie wallpaper effect you see in the gif that opens this post!

Komorebi 2 lets you see desktop icons while a live wallpaper is active, so you won’t lose any functionality while using it.

Alongside a stack of wallpaper customization options, including the ability to show date and time, or set a web page as a wallpaper, the app also features an in-app wallpaper creator.

Use the wallpaper creator you can, duh, create your own image or video backgrounds, set the position of the clock, and choose to enable or disable parallax effects.

Like what you see?

If you’re running a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS you can download an installer package direct from the Komorebi Github page:

Download Komorebi 2 for Ubuntu (64-bit)

Install the app as you would any other, and then, when installed, launch from the Unity Dash or GNOME Applications overview and start playing with the options!

If you try it out and let us know your thoughts — and share some of your creations!