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Free and open-source software that allows users to set animated desktop wallpapers and screensavers powered by WinUI 3.

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Animated desktop wallpapers, bring your desktop to life!

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Types Of Wallpapers

Wallpaper Example Interactive Resolution Performance
Video by Rostislav Uzunov
No Fixed Fixed
25th Hour by Loius Coyle
Yes Variable Variable
Run Unity or Godot games as wallpaper
Yes Variable Variable


  • Lively supports Windows screensaver.
  • Any wallpaper can be used as screensaver.
  • Multiple monitor supported.
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  • Lively can be controlled with command line arguments from terminal.
  • Integrate with other languages like Python or scripting software AutoHotKey.
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Lively API

  • Powerful set of API for developers to create interactive wallpapers.
  • Get hardware readings, audio graph, music information..
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Machine Learning

  • Leverage Machine Learning inference to create dynamic wallpapers.
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More Features

  • Minimal webpage renderer powered by chromium.
  • Hardware accelerated video playback using mpv/vlc player with customizable video filters.
  • Easy to use; Just drag'n'drop media or webpages into lively to set as wallpaper.
  • Latest Windows 11 design using WinUI 3 + WindowsAppSDK framework.
  • Efficient, Lively is native application designed for Windows.
  • Fully opensource & free; no blackmagic, no features behind paywall.
  • urls are supported as wallpaper.


  • 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.

Lively is not officially affiliated with Unity technologies, godot, shadertoy;


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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Lively is licensed under GPL-v3.

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