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Windows 7: Animated/Interactive Wallpapers, please help!

08 Jan 2012   #1

win 7 64 bit
Animated/Interactive Wallpapers, please help!

Hi, I've recently upgraded to win 7 and was wondering if its possible to use animated interactive backgrounds on it. I've read up a little trying to google search it but mostly all I've seen is suggestions of making it into a video loop(lame!)

The particular wallpaper I'm interested in is this one:
Flaming Cursor, Interactive computer wallpapers, Multimedia, Animation Software Animated Desktop Wallpaper

And if possible I'd love to overlay it on a static background.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

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08 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi knight8slayer, welcome to 7F!

Not sure if this will work for you or not:
Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

Found reference to it here:
'Interactive Wallpaper'
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08 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

A video loop can be nice too - e.g. if it is a burning fireplace.
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12 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

If you specifically want the fire : NAPALM Software Informer: Latest version download, news and info about this FireStarter program. Draw in animated fire ink over your Windows desktop, on a transparent overlay.

It does not follow gestures but you can create a drawing with different fire styles.

Hope this helps!
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12 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

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