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How can I make my wallpaper image an animated gif?

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Yep, you can but you have to use an app that sets screensavers as wallpapers. Check out this youtube video for instructions.

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You could also just run /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.ap‌​p/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background at login. See Run the screensaver in the Finder [10.2] - Mac OS X Hints. –  ؘؘؘؘ Aug 14 '12 at 10:06
@influencejamie Links may break and referenced pages/sites may disappear. For the answer to be of more value for others can you please summarize the content of the video into the text? –  patrix Aug 14 '12 at 19:23
@LauriRanta no such file or directory... –  Andy Hayden Feb 23 at 7:17

You can also use this tool to set animated GIFs on your desktop: Bionix Animated Desktop Wallpaper

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That is a GREAT and FUN tool but it only works on Windows and Linux. –  Altar Oct 23 at 8:55

Check it out this application on Mac App Store:


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