Lively Wallpaper is an open-source application that allows you to set videos, webpages, and GIF images as desktop wallpapers and screensavers. The application offers a library with many live wallpapers you can choose from to set as background on Windows 11, but you can always add custom ones. This guide will teach you the steps to set live wallpapers on Windows 11.

Set live desktop wallpaper on Windows 11

If you want to set moving desktop wallpapers on Windows 11, you first need to install the app and then select the animation.

Install Lively Wallpaper app

To install the Lively Wallpaper app, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you can use the app to set living wallpapers on your desktop.

Set live wallpaper

To set a live wallpaper as a background on the Windows 11 desktop, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the live wallpaper will apply to the desktop. Also, depending on the animation, you may get some interactions. For example, if you set the “Fluids” option, the desktop will react to the system volume and cursor. And the “Periodic Table” option highlights each element, and you move the cursor over the table.

The app also has a “Gallery” section, but it doesn’t offer anything now. On the Settings page, you can control the startup behavior and rules to minimize performance impact, and there’s even an option to control the Taskbar theme to make it blurry, fully transparent, and more. You can learn more about this project on GitHub. Since these wallpapers are animated images, they will require extra system resources. However, the wallpaper will pause automatically when using an app or game on full screen or accessing the device through Remote Desktop. And you can set a rule to stop the animation when running on battery. The application also includes support for multi-monitor setups. You can span a single wallpaper across all the monitors or duplicate the same across the displays. Also, HiDPI and Ultrawide resolutions are supported. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.