How can I make my desktop wallpaper image an animated GIF?
You can use Mojave's dynamic wallpaper. macOS doesn't natively support animated GIFs as wallpapers.
However you can use this https://lifehacker.com/set-an-animated-gif-as-your-macs-wallpaper-1756859302 but at the cost of a shorter battery life for a wallpaper that you probably wouldn't see in action because you got windows all over.
Your case is more like needing a really thin phone(GIF) which you are gonna cover with a case(windows) anyways.
You can also use this tool to set animated GIFs on your desktop: Bionix Animated Desktop Wallpaper
I'm afraid OS X does not provide for animated wallpaper. There are some apps that claim to do this such as DeskFun and BioniX.
My best idea is to make the GIF into a bunch of sperate images, put them all in a folder, and then say to change wallpaper every 5 minutes in order. It's not ideal, but it's probably the best way to do this without installing any third-party software.
As yet another free alternative to run GIFs and APNGs as desktop wallpaper I wrote the screensaver AnimatedGif. It is complete Open Source and can be found on GitHub.
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