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I searched the web and found there is a live wallpaper option but it may only work for 12.04, and only has three options.

I want a live matrix wallpaper on my Ubuntu13.04.

Is this possible? If so how?

Thanks for the help! I'd really LOVE this customization!

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Yes. You need to install a tool called xwinwrap, then you can run any screensaver as a background like this: xwinwrap -ni -argb -fs -s -st -sp -nf -b -- /usr/lib/xreensaver/glmatrix -window-id WID

Notes: You may have to stop nautilus taking over you desktop. You can set this in gnome tweak tool under 'Desktop'. It is pretty resource heavy with some screensavers.

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