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What your desktop looks like when nothing is open is arguably one of the most important visual aspects of your computer, regardless of what operating system you use. That’s why apps like John's Background Switcher and Variety Wallpaper Changer are so useful for even the most indecisive computer user: a variety of wallpapers for your desktop awaits with little to no effort!

  1. Free and open-source application for setting GIFs, Videos and Webpages as your desktop wallpaper and screensaver!

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    1.  Ad-freeLively Wallpaper doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Support for scriptingLively Wallpaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Variety is a wallpaper changer for Ubuntu which is featureful, yet slim and very easy to use. It can automatically download wallpapers from various online sources, allows rotating them on a regular interval or on demand, and provides easy to use ways to separate the great images...

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  3. John’s Background Switcher (or JBS for short) periodically changes the wallpaper on your computer (like every hour or every day) to something interesting. JBS sits in your system tray (down by the clock) and changes your background at the time interval of your choosing.

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  4. ScreenPlay icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Steam
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    ScreenPlay is an Open Source cross-platform app for displaying Video Wallpaper & Widgets. It is written in modern C++20/Qt6/QML. It currently supports Windows and macOS (x64 and arm).

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  5. Wallhaven is a site created by and for people who like wallpapers, as well as a place where anime fans can be treated mostly like normal human beings.

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  6. projectM icon
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows
    • Mac
    27 alternatives to projectM 

    projectM is an LGPL'ed reimplementation of Milkdrop under OpenGL. All projectM requires is a video card with 3D acceleration and your favorite music.

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  7. Muzei icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
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    Muzei is a live wallpaper that gently refreshes your home screen each day with famous works of art. It also recedes into the background, blurring and dimming artwork to keep your icons and widgets in the spotlight.

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  8. wallbase icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    11 alternatives to wallbase 

    Wallbase.cc was a searchable wallpaper database with a very powerful search engine delivering relevant wallpapers in a fraction of a second.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available since the owner, Yotoon, is missing.

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  9. This app ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to get the times of sunrise and sunset each day, and rotates through the 16 Mojave wallpaper images throughout the day and night.

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  10. InterfaceLIFT icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
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    High-resolution widescreen wallpapers, desktop icons, and themes for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

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  11. A growing collection of HD Wallpapers, updated on a daily basis, and available in various resolutions including [1024x768] [1366x768] [1920x1080] [2880x1800] and Up to [3840x2160] 4K Ultra High-Definition to suit your desktop, iPhone/iPad or Android device.

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  12. Zedge icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
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    Huge selection of free ringtones, themes, wallpapers and games for mobile phones. 6.9 million items shared by more than 21 million Zedge users world-wide. No charges and no subscriptions, and easy to download.

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  13. RainWallpaper is a powerful live wallpaper engine that allows you to use various types of customizable animated wallpapers on your Windows desktop, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos, with mouse interaction and cool effects, and with minimum cpu and ram usage.

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  14. SwampWater is a free live wallpaper for Android that creates a living, microscopic world right in your phone. Watch squishy critters swim around and interact with each other in random ways.

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    1.  Ad-freeSwampWater Live Wallpaper doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  15. Fluid Simulation icon
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Play with fluids with a touch of your fingers. Experiment and play with those swirling substances. Gorgeous visuals with professional post-effects like bloom and sun rays. The Android version can also be used as live wallpaper.

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    1.  Support for GesturesFluid Simulation supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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