How To Set Animated GIF As Wallpaper In Windows 10?

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This article explains how to set animated GIF as wallpaper in Windows 10. The humble wallpaper has been one of the most common ways of desktop customization since the early days of Graphical User Interfaces, and that still hasn’t changed. Probably this is the reason that today, there are thousands of websites out there, providing countless free wallpapers related to just about anything, in all kinds of resolutions. But what if I told you that you don’t have to settle for a static image, and you can set an animated GIF image as a live wallpaper for your Windows 10 desktop? That’d be great, right?

As it turns out, you can, and all you need is a little program called BioniX Wallpaper Changer. This application not only lets you set animated GIF images as wallpapers, but can automatically cycle between multiple GIF wallpapers at regular intervals too. Intrigued? Let’s find out how to set animated GIF as wallpaper in Windows 10.

Update (9th June 2017): This software is not free anymore. In place of that, you can use AnimaPaper software. Here is its full review.bionix wallpaper changer

How To Set Animated GIF As Wallpaper In Windows 10?

Using BioniX Wallpaper Changer to set an animated GIF image as wallpaper is pretty easy. What’s more, the application can also cycle between multiple animated wallpapers at regular intervals, provided they are in the same folder. Here’s how to get started with this:

Step 1: Launch BioniX Wallpaper Changer. Now, head over to the menu bar, and click on Tools > Wallpaper animator.

wallpaper animator launch

Step 2: This should open up the “BioniX Wallpaper Animator” sub-module. Here, you can specify the folder containing the GIF image(s) that you wish to use as wallpaper(s). In addition, you can also configure a bunch of related settings, such as animation speed, magnification, as well as image quality. BioniX Wallpaper Animator even lets you specify the default wallpaper style (centered, tiled or stretched). Once you’re done configuring all the settings, simply close the window. Here’s a screenshot:

bionix wallpaper animator

That’s all there’s to it. BioniX Wallpaper Animator will instantly get to work, and set the animated GIF as wallpaper. If there is more than one animated GIF in the specified folder, BioniX Wallpaper Animator will automatically cycle between them, setting each as wallpaper at regular intervals. How cool is that?

See Also: 5 Best Software To Change Wallpaper Automatically In Windows 10


BioniX Wallpaper Changer provides a simple and effective way of jazzing up your desktop with animated GIF wallpapers. Take it for a spin, and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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