Neither Windows 11 nor Windows 10 offers a live wallpaper. However, you can set a live wallpaper or animated desktop background using a third-party application if you need it.
In this growupwindows article, we will guide you on setting a live wallpaper on your Windows 11/10 PC.
How to Set Live Wallpapers on Windows 11 and 10?
As said before, there is no direct way to use live wallpaper on Windows 11 and 10, which means you need to take the help of a third-party tool. Lively Wallpaper is a freeware and open-source application available on Microsoft Store that works fine on Windows 11 and 10. This app lets you set a live desktop background.
To get and set live wallpapers on Windows 11 or 10, do the following:-
Step 1. First, download the Lively Wallpaper application from Microsoft Store or GitHub.
To download through the Microsoft Store, click on the
Step 2. When Microsoft Store opens, search for
Step 3. Then, click on the
Step 4. Once Lively Wallpaper is downloaded, it will be installed automatically on your computer. Next, click the
Step 5. When Lively Wallpaper opens on your computer, you will find several live wallpapers in this app. Select any from the library which you would like to use. The selected live wallpaper will be applied as a desktop background immediately.
How to Set a Custom Video, YouTube Video, or GIF as a Wallpaper in Windows 11 or 10?
If you don’t love any wallpaper available in Lively Wallpaper’s library, this app allows you to use a video or GIF of your choice on your PC. Even this app allows you to set a YouTube video as wallpaper.
To set a custom video, youtube video, or GIF image as wallpaper in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open the Lively Wallpaper app.
Step 2. Then, click the
Step 3. Next, click the
Step 4. Whether you choose a local video, GIF, or YouTube video, the wallpaper will appear in the app’s library. Next, click the Library button (three books) in the left-hand pane, and then select the newly uploaded video or GIF to set it as a desktop background image.
How to Set a Live Wallpaper on Multiple Monitors?
By default, the wallpaper you apply as desktop background appears on the primary monitor only. However, it is possible to set for multiple monitors if you need that.
To do that, open the Lively Wallpaper and click the
When the app’s Control Panel appears, select another monitor in the “Choose Display.” Once another monitor is picked, go back to the app’s library and choose the wallpaper you want to set for the other display.
How to Close Lively Wallpaper?
If you want to prevent using the live wallpaper, open the app and click the “Control Panel (monitor)” icon in the top-right corner.
Then, click the