how to install an animated screensaver, a Genshin Impact heroine or a complete aquarium?

If you’ve had enough of a static image on your desktop, you can turn it into an animated splash screen. Unfortunately it won’t work just to put any file – you have to use specialized programs. We will cover them in this guide.

Wallpaper Engine

In one of the articles, we extensively described how to use the Wallpaper Engine program. You can view it at this link. Today we will talk about other similar programs.

live wallpaper

A small utility that allows you to place an animated startup screen on your desktop. It comes with 12 live wallpapers.

Installation and configuration procedure:

  1. Download the program from the link and install it.
  2. Run live wallpaper from the desktop icon or the Start menu.
  3. Wait for the initial installation to complete.
  4. Choose whether the program starts automatically when you turn on the computer or not.
  5. Then select one of the 12 preset options.

Any screensaver can be customized. For example, install it on multiple monitors or just one of them. To do this, after choosing a wallpaper, enter “Control panel” in the program itself.

To put your own version of the splash screen, click the “+” icon, which is located on the left side of the program window.

Live wallpaper on your desktop: how to install an animated screensaver, the heroine of Genshin Impact or a full-fledged aquarium

After that, you can select a file on your computer or provide a link to the site where it is located. It can be an animated GIF or a full video. There are even dedicated live wallpaper sites like shadertoy.com.

Desktop Live Wallpaper

Another utility designed to install animated startup screens. It can be downloaded from the Microsoft App Store at this link. Unlike Lively Wallpaper, there are no wallpapers included with the program, you will have to find them yourself and download them to your computer. Then specify the location of the file in the “Browse folder” field.

Live wallpaper on your desktop: how to install an animated screensaver, the heroine of Genshin Impact or a full-fledged aquarium

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This program does not have as many settings as other utilities. At the same time, it practically does not consume your computer’s resources, so it is suitable even for weak machines. You can download it here. On the official website you will find a large selection of animated wallpapers for every taste.

Live wallpaper on your desktop: how to install an animated screensaver, the heroine of Genshin Impact or a full-fledged aquarium

Dream aquarium

This is not just a live wallpaper, but a small desktop game, a complete aquarium with fishes. If you want, you can choose a certain type of fish. Power supply, air supply and landscape change are also provided. You can download this app from the official website.

Live wallpaper on your desktop: how to install an animated screensaver, the heroine of Genshin Impact or a full-fledged aquarium

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