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Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers.

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About

Lively is the only animated desktop wallpaper application that you will need.

Its super easy.. barely an inconvenience, just drag & drop the files or webpages to set as wallpaper.

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Features

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Videos / GIFs

Eternal Light by VISUALDON

  • Powered by mpv / vlc player.
  • Customize videos with filters.
  • Hardware Acceleration supported.
  • Supports integer scaler for sharp image.

Webpages

25th Hour by Loius Coyle

  • Load HTML file or web address as wallpaper.
  • Runs webgl, javascript.. basically anything that works on chrome.
  • Audio Reactive Wallpaper support.

Shaders

Heartfelt by BigWIngs

  • Run GLSL shaders in browser.
  • Custom shader renderer (coming soon.)
  • Shadertoy.com urls are supported as wallpaper.

Games & Applications

  • Support Unity, Godot games as wallpaper.
  • Limited support for gui applications as wallpaper.
  • Learn more..

Screensavers

  • Lively supports Windows screensaver.
  • Any wallpaper can be used as screensaver.
  • Multiple monitor supported.
  • Learn more..

Automation

  • Lively can be controlled with command line arguments from terminal.
  • Can be paired with third party scripting software like AutoHotkey.
  • Learn more..

Lively API

  • Powerful set of API for developers to create interactive wallpapers.
  • Get system information, audio graph, music information..
  • Learn more..

Taskbar Customization

  • Several system taskbar theme : Clear, Blur, Fluent..
  • Can adapt taskbar color based on live wallpaper color.
  • Learn more..

& more

  • Easy to use; Just drag'n'drop media files & webpages into lively window to set it as wallpaper.
  • Hardware accelerated video playback, powered by mpv player.
  • Interactive webgl wallpapers, powered by lightweight chromium engine Cef.
  • Windows 11 fluent design language.
  • Efficient, Lively is a native .net core application.
  • Fully opensource & free; no blackmagic, no features behind paywall.

Performance

  • Wallpaper playback pauses when fullscreen application/games run on the machine (~0% cpu, gpu usage).
  • Set wallpaper playback rules based on running foreground application.
  • Can be set to pause wallpaper when running on battery power (laptops.)
  • Wallpaper automatically pauses when running remote desktop session.

Multiple displays

  • Supports any number of monitors.
  • Wallpaper adjusts automatically to monitor settings change.
  • Span single wallpaper across all screens.
  • Duplicate same wallpaper across all screens.
  • HiDPI and Ultrawide resolutions supported.

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Download

Microsoft Store (Windows 10 1809 or above)

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Installer (Windows 10 1903 or above)

Installer may give Smartscreen warning, discussion.

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Support

Are you a Lively fan and want to help out? here are some options..

Programmer

Code contributions are welcome, learn more..

Designer

Help improve UI/UX of Lively, learn more..

Localization

Help translate Lively to more languages, learn more..

Suggestions & Bug report

Suggest new features or file bug reports to improve Lively, learn more..

Patreon

Financially support Lively by become a patreon member and get your name listed in-app, learn more..

Spread the word

Star this repository, leave a Microsoft store review or tell your friend.. any help is welcome :)

License

Lively is licensed under GPL-v3.

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