Komorebi – A Beautiful Wallpaper Manager with Parallax Effect for Linux

You might not be tired of seeing still wallpapers on your desktop just yet but maybe it’s time to move on to backgrounds with cooler features anyway – parallax wallpapers.

Parallax effects are typically achieved by merging two layers of images with one staying still while the other moves to give an impression of an animated wallpaper.

Today, I introduce to you a wallpaper manager that can set that up for you – Komorebi.

Komorebi is a beautiful and customizable wallpaper manager for all Linux distros. It ships with its own set of completely customizable background images ranging from parallax backgrounds to gradient wallpapers and you can tweak them at any time!

Komorebi also lets you make and customize your own wallpapers, so if you are interested in doing that you can use the tutorial the Komorebi team has provided here.

Check out a demo of the wallpaper manager in the video below:

Features in Komorebi

  • FOSS – Free and open-source
  • Beautiful themeable GUI
  • Animate wallpapers at time intervals
  • Display still wallpaper background
  • Display time and date
  • Display basic system information (e.g. RAM and CPU statistics)
  • Respond to mouse movement
  • Support for custom wallpapers
  • Customization of font size, spacing, etc

You can configure/customize Komorebi by right-clicking anywhere on the wallpaper to access its GUI settings menu.

Komorebi Settings
Komorebi Settings

Alternatively, you can edit the file located in your home directory ~/.Komorebi.prop.

  1. Change your background/wallpaper by changing WallpaperName’s value to the name of the wallpaper you want (wallpapers are located in /System/Resources/Komorebi/).
  2. Show system stats on the top by changing ShowInfoBox’s value to true (false if otherwise).
  3. Make system stats dark by changing DarkInfoBox’s value to true (false if otherwise).

Komorebi is available to install as a .deb and soon probably as a Snap or Flatpak package.

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Run the .deb with a package installer of your choice (GDebi, for example) and launch it using your preferred app launcher.

Have you been looking for an ideal wallpaper manager? Or are you already familiar with Komorebi? Drop your comments in the section below.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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