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A Gtk utility to set two different backgrounds for each monitor on GNOME (which lacks this feature)
HydraPaper officially supports the following desktop environments:
- GNOME 3
It requires the following dependencies:
Installing via Flatpak
- Make sure you have flatpak installed in your system (here is a tutorial on how to install it), and make sure that the version is >= 0.10 (check it using this command:
- Add the flathub repository using the following command:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo. This is needed for flatpak to download the GNOME 3.26 Runtime
- Proceed with one of the following options:
From Flathub (recommended)
Click the following button install HydraPaper from the Flathub store.
From GitHub release
- Download the latest flatpak release from the releases page
- Install the flatpak file you just downloaded either opening it up with GNOME Software, Discover or using one of the following commands:
- To install HydraPaper systemwide:
flatpak install hydrapaper*.flatpak
- To install HydraPaper locally for your user only:
flatpak --user install hydrapaper*.flatpak
- To install HydraPaper systemwide:
Using development builds
For every notable change made to HydraPaper I will build a flatpak. If you want to try out the latest features and don't mind some bugs or crashes here and there, or if you want to help out with development, you can grab the latest development snapshot build using the following link: Get the latest development snapshot
Uninstalling HydraPaper flatpak
You can uninstall HydraPaper from GNOME Software or Discover.
Alternatively you can run one of these commands:
- If you installed HydraPaper using GNOME Software or system wide:
flatpak uninstall org.gabmus.hydrapaper
- If you installed HydraPaper using Discover or using the
flatpak --user uninstall org.gabmus.hydrapaper
Installing on Arch Linux/Antergos/Manjaro
You can find HydraPaper on AUR, as
hydrapaper-git (AUR page).
Your best bet is installing via Flatpak. Check the instructions in this section.
Building for testing
This is the best practice to test HydraPaper without installing using meson and ninja.
git clone https://github.com/gabmus/hydrapaper cd hydrapaper mkdir builddir cd builddir meson .. meson configure -Dprefix=$(pwd)/testdir ninja install # This will actually install in hydrapaper/builddir/testdir ninja run
cd hydrapaper/builddir ninja install # This will actually install in hydrapaper/builddir/testdir ninja run
Building a Flatpak
flatpak-builder from your distro repository. Although it's not necessary, you may also want to install
Create a directory somewhere in your home, I suggest something like
Either clone the whole HydraPaper repo (
git clone https://github.com/gabmus/hydrapaper) or just download the flatpak manifest file from this repo in
dist/flatpak/org.gabmus.hydrapaper.json. In either case, put the files inside the directory you created before.
Run the following:
flatpak-builder --repo=repo hydrapaper $PATH_TO_MANIFEST where
$PATH_TO_MANIFEST is the path to the
org.gabmus.hydrapaper.json flatpak manifest. If everything works correctly, this command should create two directories
hydrapaper with flatpak stuff inside of your present working directory (again, I suggest to run everything inside a specifically designated directory).
Now you'll be creating a flatpak bundle, so that you can install it and distribute it without messing with flatpak repos. To do this you run
flatpak build-bundle repo hydrapaper.flatpak org.gabmus.hydrapaper. This will give you a hydrapaper.flatpak file inside your present working directory. To install it, either open it with
gnome-software or run
flatpak install hydrapaper.flatpak.
Note: I am a just a beginner with flatpak, and probably some of the instructions I gave in this section of the readme are wrong or could be done better. If you know a better way of doing this, please don't hesitate to make a pull request or open an issue.
Build and install systemwide directly
WARNING: This approach is discouraged, since it will manually copy all the files in your system. Uninstalling could be difficult and/or dangerous.
But if you know what you're doing, here you go:
git clone https://github.com/gabmus/hydrapaper cd hydrapaper mkdir builddir cd builddir meson .. ninja install