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[Bug 1489116] Re: Unable to set gif as locked screen image, nor as background image


Animated backgrounds don't use animated gif's, they have an xml file
that describe a set of png files and the required transitions.

See /usr/share/backgrounds/gnome/adwaita-timed.xml
and /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/ug-utopic-wallpapers.xml

for some examples

** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

** Changed in: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  Unable to set gif as locked screen image, nor as background image

Status in gnome-control-center package in Ubuntu:
Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I have recently noticed that even after moving a gif into my Pictures
  folder, that when going "Settings > Background" and then going to the
  tab "Pictures", I am only able to see the images in that folder which
  are not gifs, so I have no way of setting the gif as either my
  background nor my locked screen image (which is what I would like it
  to be). Even when I go to that image and right-click on it and select
  "Set as wallpaper" I only get a still image version of it, no
  animation as there should be. So it would be really good if you could
  set gif images as your backround image and your locked screen image.

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