How to get an animated background in E2*
Getting an animated background is easy in Enlightenment.
- Find an animated background.
My favourite source is chrisripp, the author of NightBlue (the theme).
- Download the files.
In chrisripp's repo, it's as simple as cloning it. So just launch a terminal, type
gfc https://github.com/chrisripp/Animated-background, and it will be in /home/<user>/Animated-background.
Be aware that it is quite a hefty download (560 Mb) and will take time.
Optionally you can download only a specific theme/animation by downloading the wanted .edj file and the folder of the same name that contain all the needed graphics.
- Install it!
It's not as easy as double-click, but all you really have to do is navigate to Settings>Wallpaper. Choose Personal and then Import File.... Navigate to the .edj of the one you want -- my preferred one would be mandalorian.edj. In case you can't tell whether they're .edj files or not, you want to pick one and then check the filename, here is an example:
(The arrow is pointing to the filename.)
Then click Apply, and you can close it
Some of the themes/animation do have folders but not an .edj file.
You can create those yourself by running the "build.sh" inside the directory.
- Not all will build without errors depending on your machine and Enlightenment version, though.