Open Source Wallpaper Engine Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Wallpaper Engine is Lively Wallpaper. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Wallpaper Engine and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Wallpaper Engine are Variety Wallpaper Changer (Free, Open Source), ScreenPlay (Free, Open Source), WinDynamicDesktop (Free, Open Source) and weebp (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2021

    1. 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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      Lively Wallpaper vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lively Wallpaper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      surprisingly good app to use for animated wallpapers!
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      gltchpnk Pro: -It's free~ -No clutter -Customizable, you can even change the taskbar (TaskbarX still offers a bit more) Con: -JavaScript Wallpapers preinstalled (heavy) -can be cpu%gpu heavy if you don't know what youre doing/uploading. has a lot of settings (pro&con)
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      EnricoMarcel It's nice,but don't have many customizable wallpapers.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      aazard ITs infact more powerful than wallpaper engine, and the dev's arnt greedy... unlike the devs of wallpaper engines
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Variety is a wallpaper changer for Ubuntu which is featureful, yet slim and very easy to use.
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      Most users think Variety Wallpaper Changer is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.


    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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      ScreenPlay vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ScreenPlay is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      It's open source and cross platform. It also has very active development!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Works great and soon on Linux and Mac as well!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    4. 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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      • 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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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Try to imagine your desktop as a window, as it rains outside you see water droplets dripping down..as it snows you see it get frosted.. as sun rises & sets scenery changes realtime.
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    6. xlivebg is a live wallpaper framework, and collection of live wallpapers, for the X window system. xlivebg is independent of window managers and desktop environments, and should work with any of them, or even with no window manager at all.
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    7. Live wallpapers on Windows 10 using open-source wallpaper engine.
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    8. A simple, unobstrusive live wallpaper showing slowly moving wave lines. You can choose a color theme, build your own, change if the lines should grow and shrink or if they should have a uniform width. The lines may swing in harmony or each line independently.
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