Everyone knows how to set a picture as wallpaper. Everyone knows how to use pictures, even slideshows, as screensavers. But what if you want more than that? What if you want actual videos playing on your wallpaper or screensaver? Sounds complicated? It’s actually very simple, no matter which version of Windows you’re using (Windows 8 users, I have no guarantees for you. Some of the options below might work for you too, give them a try to find out!).
One of the first things I do when I start using a new computer or after reinstalling the operating system, even before installing a different video player or browser, is to set the mood by selecting a desktop wallpaper. Of course, no matter how careful your choice, chances are you’ll grow tired of it sooner or later. For me, it’s what attracts me to wallpaper streamers—these small applications run unobtrusively in the background and periodically change your wallpaper.
I love video games! You love video games! The difference between you and I is that you probably actually play with them while I admire them from afar. Fact is, I’m still playing Icewind Dale. But that’s not the point. The point is I can still enjoy the presence of my favourite video games in new and exciting ways on my Samsung Android phone. And you can too! When I first went looking for video game wallpapers for my phone, I was vaguely aware of what a Live Wallpaper was.
Your choice of desktop wallpaper says a lot about who you are. So, if your wallpaper is an expression of who you are, where can you find wallpapers that fit your personality?