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How can I use live wall papers with Ubuntu 12.04 like android

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First install compiz settings manager from software center.

Then add this ppa

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fyrmir/compiz-plugins && sudo apt-get update

And install the plug in

sudo apt-get install  compiz-plugins-livewallpapers

Now open compiz config that you downloaded earlier (look in dash home or ccsm in terminal)

Then on the left you will see "live wallpapers" click it and choose the one you want, easy. (you must press super {windows}key and f4 to activate / de activate the wallpapers)

NOTE : I think you get 3 wallpapers with the package but there is more at gnome-look.org

Enjoy folks this is really cool :)

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Some reading material for you, something to keep in mind askubuntu.com/questions/80589/… –  Stephen Myall Aug 10 '12 at 17:38
Yes you have a valid point. I generally have no problems with ccsm but this is recommended reading for any one not familiar with compiz. If you mess with settings you do not understand you may break your Ubuntu. –  mark kirby Aug 10 '12 at 17:44

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