Say you’ve just set up your new computer, and you want to add a personal touch to your desktop background. Instead of a static image, why not try using live wallpapers? Live wallpapers can transform your background from plain to visually appealing by adding movement and animation. It’s a great way to make your computer truly yours.
So, how do you set live wallpapers on Windows 10? Let’s dive into a few methods:
1. **Desktop Live Wallpaper**: The Desktop Live Wallpaper app, available in the Microsoft Store, allows you to use video files as live wallpapers. Simply install the app, create a folder to monitor for video files, add videos to the folder, and they will automatically play as your desktop wallpaper. You can also change playback settings and pause/play the wallpaper as needed.
2. **VLC media player**: If you already have the VLC media player installed, you can use it to temporarily set a video as your wallpaper. Open VLC, play the video you want to use, right-click while the video is playing, and select “Video” > “Set as Wallpaper” from the dropdown menu. Just keep in mind that this method functions more like a modified full-screen mode rather than a true live wallpaper.
3. **Push Video Wallpaper**: If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider using a third-party app like Push Video Wallpaper. With this app, you can create playlists of videos, GIFs, or even YouTube videos to use as your live wallpaper. The app offers customization options such as loop intervals and volume control. It does come with a cost for additional controls, but the free version should suffice for most users.
4. **Lively Wallpapers**: Another option is to use the Lively Wallpapers app, which can be downloaded from its website or the Microsoft Store. This app provides live wallpaper samples that you can customize and set up on your desktop. You can adjust parameters like animation speed and wallpaper image to make it your own.
While live wallpapers can enhance your desktop experience, there are a few drawbacks to consider. Live wallpapers tend to drain battery life faster, especially on laptops running on battery power. They can also slow down your PC, particularly if you have a lower-spec computer with limited RAM. However, these effects are less significant on newer computers with better specifications.
So go ahead and give live wallpapers a try on your Windows 10 computer. Just remember to consider the trade-offs in terms of battery life and system performance. Have fun customizing your desktop and making it truly unique to you!