Similar to its predecessors, Windows 11 also offers a still desktop background. However, it is possible to set a live wallpaper or animated desktop background. But, Windows 11 does not provide any native way to do this. That means you need to adopt a third-party app to use a live desktop background on your computer.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on setting a live wallpaper on your Windows 11 PC.
How to Set Live Wallpapers on Windows 11?
As said above, there is no direct way to use live wallpaper on Windows 11, which means you need to use a third-party tool. Lively Wallpaper is a freeware and open-source app from the Microsoft Store that works fine on Windows 11 and allows you to set a live desktop background. To get and set live wallpapers on Windows 11, do the following:-
Step 1. First, download Lively Wallpaper from Microsoft Store or GitHub.
Alternatively, click on the
Step 2. When Microsoft Store opens, search for
Step 3. After that, click on the
Step 4. Once Lively Wallpaper is downloaded, it will be installed automatically on your computer. Then click the
Step 5. Now you will see several live wallpapers in this app. Choose one from the library which you would like to use. The selected live wallpaper will be applied as a desktop background immediately.
How to Set a Custom Video, YouTube Video, or GIF as a Wallpaper in Windows 11?
If you don’t love any wallpaper Lively Wallpaper’s library, you can use a video or GIF of your choice on your PC. Even this app allows you to set a YouTube video as wallpaper. To do that, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Open the Lively Wallpaper app.
Step 2. After that, click the
Step 3. Next, if you want to choose a video or GIF from your PC, click the
Step 4. Whether you choose a local video, GIF, or YouTube video, the wallpaper will appear in the app’s library. Click the Library button (three books) in the left-hand pane, and then select the newly uploaded video or GIF to set it as a desktop background image.
How to Set a Live Wallpaper on Multiple Monitors?
By default, the wallpaper you apply as desktop background appears on the primary monitor only. If you’re using multiple monitors, you’ll also need to set the live wallpaper on other monitors. For that, open the Lively Wallpaper and click the
When the app’s Control Panel appears, select another monitor in the “Choose Display.” Once another monitor is picked, go back to the app’s library and choose the wallpaper you want on the other display.
How to Close Lively Wallpaper?
If you want to stop using the live wallpaper, you set using Lively Wallpaper, open the app and click the “Control Panel (monitor)” icon in the top-right corner.
After that, click the