How to use animated gif as wallpaper

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How to use animated gif as wallpaper

Postby dlpr on Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:49 pm

ello, and hapy new year.

For my little daughter (my life.com), I want to use and animated gif I created as wallparer. Is it possible ? If yes, how ?

Thanks a lot.
dlpr
 

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Re: How to use animated gif as wallpaper

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:46 am

Download and install
http://www.getdeb.net/app/xwinwrap
apt install gifsicle
Open a text editor and paste this in it.
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#!/bin/sh
# Uses xwinwrap to display given animated .gif in the center of the screen

if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then
    echo 1>&2 Usage: $0 image.gif
    exit 1
fi

#get screen resolution
SCRH=`xrandr | awk '/current/ { print $8 }'`
SCRW=`xrandr | awk '/current/ { print $10 }'`
SCRW=${SCRW%\,}

#get gif resolution
IMGHW=`gifsicle --info $1 | awk '/logical/ { print $3 }'`
IMGH=${IMGHW%x*}
IMGW=${IMGHW#*x}

#calculate position
POSH=$((($SCRH/2)-($IMGH/2)))
POSW=$((($SCRW/2)-($IMGW/2)))

xwinwrap -g ${IMGHW}+${POSH}+${POSW} -ov -ni -s -nf -- gifview -w WID $1 -a

exit 0
Now save the file as gifbg.sh
Run this in terminal
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chmod +x gifbg.sh

Now run
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./gifbg.sh /path/to/animated.gif
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