The standard background on your computer is usually a static picture which, although nice enough, tends to get a little boring after a while. You can literally bring your screen to life by adding animated wallpaper, which is far more fun and exciting that a boring old picture. For example, you may be the patriotic type who proudly displays the American flag on your desktop background, but why just settle for that when you can have the good old Stars and Stripes wave as though it were being moved by the cooling fan in your system?

Moving backgrounds can take you to places that you would never ordinarily be able to go, allowing you to travel through space or to the clear blue sea where ocean creatures play on your computer. There are many different live wallpapers to choose from and you will be sure to be able to find something that will be of interest to you. Given that you don't spend much time just staring at your desktop background, you are likely to see something new every time you do take a moment to drink in all the action.

What you could even do is download a pack of animated backgrounds so that you can change them up every now and again. That will allow you to switch between wallpaper depending on your mood or simply by what you feel like seeing that day. The underwater scene may act as something of a calming influence, whereas you may feel like a little bit of adventure which would mean spinning out of control as you travel down a wormhole.

Live wallpapers can make your screen become a window to another world or time and it doesn't just have to be to places that you could never travel to. It can also give you the opportunity to take in some scenes that simply might never happen in your part of the world. Many of us dream of having a white Christmas every year, but live in a part of the world where snow is extremely unlikely. You could opt to go with an animated background that has falling snow so that you could get your Christmas dream without having to travel to colder climes. The possibilities truly are endless, and getting your hands on those cool wallpapers won't have to set you back a fortune either. The best buy is to go with a pack that contains several different types so that you can go from the ocean to the heavens with just a single mouse click.

System requirements: Windows 7/8/Vista/XP 32/64 bit, 800 MHz processor, DirectX 9.0c or higher, 32mb Video Memory