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Desktop wallpaper just got interesting again.

Hands up if you recall the animated wallpaper app Komorebi?

No? We featured this nifty open-source wallpaper app a couple of times earlier in the year.

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. 

It also supports video wallpapers, which lets you to recreate the terrifying zombie wallpaper effect you see in the gif opening this post!

If disliked that you weren’t able to see or access desktop icons while using the older version of the app you’ll definitely want to upgrade. Komorebi 2 now lets you see desktop icons.

Alongside a stack of wallpaper customization options the update also features an in-app wallpaper creator.

Use this wallpaper creator you to, 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 later you can download an installer 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.

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