If you’re like most Microsoft Windows users, you regularly change your desktop wallpaper to keep your computing environment fresh. Of course, modifying the desktop wallpaper is not the most high-tech endeavor an IT professional is likely to perform, but it can provide a moment of reprieve during the busy day.
If you like to indulge in a bit of wallpaper whimsy now and then, chances are that you’ll really enjoy this technique where you create a folder full of miniature tie-dye images and then set them up as stretched desktop wallpaper that changes every 10 seconds using Windows 7’s desktop background slide-show feature. The result is a simulated animation that displays fantastic undulating images right on your Windows 7 desktop.
In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, I’ll explain how to use Paint to create miniature tie-dye images. I’ll then show you how to set up an animated desktop using Windows 7’s desktop background slide-show feature.Over the years here at TechRepublic, we have shown you many different ways to customize and personalize your Windows Desktop, especially when it comes to desktop wallpaper. While most of those tips serve no real practical purpose, they are wildly popular and can offer a stress-relieving respite from the grim news so prevalent lately.
One type of desktop wallpaper seems to draw more interest than any other: animated. With that in mind, I want to introduce a downloadable application for Windows 7 that I have come across. It is called the Okozo Desktop.