We know you want to have a style of Ubuntu desktop to show off :)
On linxu costs a little effort to build a good working environment is very simple. Today, we focus on the resident to discuss those things in your head: a free, open source, can add luster to your screenshot tool.
It's called Live Wallpaper (As you can guess that), it uses the OpenGL driver of a dynamic desktop background instead of the standard static desktop background.
Best of all: install it on ubuntu is very easy.
Live Wallpaper theme
Live Wallpaper of such software is not the only one, but it is a one of the best.
It comes out of the box with a lot of different themes.
From Fine ( 'noise') to fanaticism ( 'nexus'), inclusive, and even welcomed by the Ubuntu Phone screen inspired obligatory lock screen wallpaper.
Circles - with 'evolving circle' style clock, inspired by the Ubuntu Phone
Galaxy - galaxy rotation support custom size, location
Gradient Clock - on the inclined surface of the polar clock
Nexus - bright spark particles through the screen
Noise - similar to the iOS design Bokeh Live Wallpaper
Photoslide - from the folder (the default is ~ / Photos) composed of dynamic grid within the photo album
Live Wallpaper completely open source, so nothing can stop the abstract artists use tricks (and of course patience) to create their own beautiful themes.
Settings & Features
While some theme compared to other themes have more options, but each topic can be configured or customized by some way.
For example, Nexus topics (shown above) you can change the number of pulses of particles, color, size and frequency of occurrence.
Preferences provides a common option applies to all topics, including:
Setting the login screen Live Wallpaper
Custom Animated Backgrounds
Adjust FPS (FPS includes a display on the screen)
Designated multi-monitor behavior
There are so many options, diy apply to your own desktop background is easy.
No desktop icons
Live Wallpaper is running, you can not add a desktop, open or edit files and folders.
Preferences program provides an option to let you do this (just guessing). Perhaps it is only in the old version used in our tests - test environment for Ununtu 14.10, it does not work. But found that when the wallpaper is set to format png image file, this option is useful need not be transparent png image files, as long as the png image file on the line in the test.
Live Wallpaper compared with standard wallpaper to consume more system resources.
We are not saying any time will consume a lot of resources, but at least in our tests was so, so low-profile machine and laptop users to be careful to use this software. You can use System Monitor to track CPU and GPU load.
exit the program
For me, the biggest "bug" absolutely no "exit" option.
Of course, dynamic wallpaper through a tray icon and preferences completely exit, that exit tray icon it? no way. Only Run 'pkill livewallpaper' in the terminal.
In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + how to install Live Wallpaper
To the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and later install Live Wallpaper, you first need to add the official PPA to your software sources. The fastest way is to execute the following command in Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: fyrmir / livewallpaper-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install livewallpaper
You also need to install indicator applet, so you can quickly and easily turn on or off dynamic wallpaper, select a topic from the menu, in addition to the graphical configuration tool that lets you based on your own taste to configure each theme.
sudo apt-get install livewallpaper-config livewallpaper-indicator
Once all are installed, you can start it and its preference tools through the Unity Dash.
People uncomfortable is that the installation is complete, the program does not automatically open the tray icon, but merely added its own automatic start, so fast to a write-off -> log in it will be friends.
to sum up
If you are in dull boring desktop, fantasy has a more dynamic life, worth a try. Also, tell us what you want to see what kind of dynamic wallpaper!