Live Desktop Alternatives

    Live Desktop is described as 'Live wallpaper for your Mac desktop' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Live Desktop for Windows, Mac, Steam and Linux. The best alternative is Wallpaper Engine. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Lively Wallpaper or ScreenPlay. Other great apps like Live Desktop are RainWallpaper (Paid), WinDynamicDesktop (Free, Open Source), WinTweaker (Paid) and weebp (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 1, 2021

    1. Wallpaper Engine enables you to use live wallpapers on your Windows desktop. Various types of wallpaper are supported, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos and even certain applications. Choose an existing wallpaper or create your own !.
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    2. Features: - Wallpaper playback is paused (0% resource usage) when doing work. - Native Windows application following fluent design. - Powered by mpv and vlc player, set any video files as wallpaper.
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    3. ScreenPlay is an open source cross platform app for displaying Video Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer. It is written in modern C++20/Qt5/QML. Binaries with workshop support are available for Windows and soon Linux & MacOSX via Steam. Join our community: Steam:...
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    4. 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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    5. 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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      • Windows
      Customizes system parameters according to your preferences by tweaking File Explorer, Desktop, Start, Taskbar and Notification area.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      free and open-source wallpaper engine, set any window as your wallpaper.

      Discontinued

      The project seems still developed, but latest version, 0.6.1, was released in November 2018. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Set a video as your wallpaper.
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    6. Animated 3D live wallpaper where you travel in space.
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    7. AwesomeWallpaper plays videos, shows images and system information on your desktop wallpaper. It supports next modes: System Information. Shows system information on your desktop as Sysinternals BgInfo tool. Image. Shows an image on your desktop.
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