Animated Desktop Wallpaper

An animated desktop background adds a bit of excitement to your computer screen. Different from regular backgrounds, animated backgrounds have moving objects in them, just like your screensaver. Sometimes, the wallpaper may also contain text transformations and other special effects. To get the most of animated wallpaper on your desktop, here are some tips you can do.

1. Download from trustworthy source

If you don't have animated desktop wallpapers stored in your computer, you can download them from the Internet. A lot of websites may offer you fancy animated backgrounds, but you should only download them from trustworthy websites. This is important to prevent you from accidentally downloading a virus, spyware, worm, Trojan horse or other dangerous malware that may be included with the wallpaper. Some reputable websites might require you to login before enabling the download function. These websites may or may not charge you for downloading from their site.

2. Make sure your computer has the system requirements and resolution needed

Typically, when you download desktop wallpaper you will see that the website indicates the background's minimum system requirements and resolution. Observing these minimum requirements is important so that the wallpaper won't burden your computer beyond its capability. Additionally, the wallpaper's resolution should also match your computer's screen resolution. Wallpapers with resolution that is too low will create fuzzy images that are too small and skewed out proportion. On the other hand, if the resolution is too high, the computer may have a heavy computational load that may slow down its performance while opening certain programs. To check your screen resolution on Windows 7, right click on the desktop and choose the > Screen resolution option from the menu and observe the number next to > Resolution.

3. Get rid of your desktop clutter

Now that you have downloaded and installed the animated wallpaper on your desktop, there are some final things to do. If your screen is cluttered with program shortcuts, recycle bins, and taskbars, beautifully animated wallpaper will not look as exciting.

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