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Probably a dumb question, but what's the deal with GIFs as wallpapers? And Live?

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ajko000
2 years ago#1
I was considering a Live wallpaper, but after some quick googling it seems like a very redundant thing to do considering all the steps it takes.

In the case of GIFs, does it process the GIF entirely as a wallpaper? Or does this not work?
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GM_
2 years ago#3
When I was a kid I accidentally saved a porn gif as my wallpaper and freaked out. I had to frantically Google how to fix it because I was still new to computers then. Believe it or not but it wasn't uncommon for families to not have computers in 2000-2004. By kid I mean I was like 14 or so.

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ajko000
2 years ago#4
Psythik posted...
You'll need to make the gif into a live wallpaper. It's ridiculously easy. Just search "gif live wallpaper" in the Play Store.

EDIT: You're talking about Android, right?


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Preferably without any downloads or sign-ups, I'm wondering if there is a simplistic way to do it.
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Psythik
2 years ago#5
ajko000 posted...
Psythik posted...
You'll need to make the gif into a live wallpaper. It's ridiculously easy. Just search "gif live wallpaper" in the Play Store.

EDIT: You're talking about Android, right?


Windows 7 Desktop

Preferably without any downloads or sign-ups, I'm wondering if there is a simplistic way to do it.
You don't want to use a gif as a desktop wallpaper. A low resolution 256 color image blown up to fill your screen will look like s***.
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ajko000
2 years ago#6
Psythik posted...
ajko000 posted...
Psythik posted...
You'll need to make the gif into a live wallpaper. It's ridiculously easy. Just search "gif live wallpaper" in the Play Store.

EDIT: You're talking about Android, right?


Windows 7 Desktop

Preferably without any downloads or sign-ups, I'm wondering if there is a simplistic way to do it.
You don't want to use a gif as a desktop wallpaper. A low resolution 256 color image blown up to fill your screen will look like s***.


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