At WWDC conference earlier this month, Apple announced that the
next version of its desktop operating system codenamed Mojave,
which comes with a new dynamic desktop feature. Windows 10
already has advanced settings for desktop background, and it
appears that you can easily enable the dynamic desktop feature
on your computer.
Apple’s macOS Mojave Dynamic Desktop feature basically shows
different wallpaper throughout the day, and while Windows 10
natively supports cycling between multiple wallpapers, but it’s
not based on a day and night schedule.
A developer T1m0thyj has created a small program that ports the
new Dynamic Desktop feature to Windows 10.
in Windows 10, you can allow the system to change the desktop
background automatically, and if you want more control
over the way this whole thing works, you might want to install
a new third party app called WinDynamicDesktop.
With WinDynamicDesktop, you can install a feature similar to
macOS Mojave Dynamic Desktop on your Windows 10 device. It can
be also said that the app will greatly enhance the Windows 10’s
default desktop settings with a few new options.
Apple’s Dynamic Desktop is available in the new version of
macOS, and it can change the wallpaper of the Mac device
automatically, but unlike Windows 10, it runs on a series of
parameters like day and night.
The app WinDynamicDesktop works in a similar way. It will
automatically replace the wallpaper of your Windows 10 device
when the clock hits day and night schedule.
“Windows 10 natively supports cycling between multiple
wallpapers, but not based on a day and night schedule, so I
wrote this app to do that. All you need to do is run it, enter
your location, and close the app, then it will minimize to your
system tray and change the wallpaper in the background” the
developer explains in a Reddit post.
WinDynamicDesktop isn’t a hack or trick. It’s a simple
tool that more or less brings macOS’ Dynamic Desktop to Windows
10, and it works like a charm.
How to get MacOS Mojave Dynamic Desktop on Windows 10
- Download and install WinDynamicDesktop from GitHub.
- Run the .exe (executable) app.
- Enter the location (Why? Because the background would
change based on your region. When you will submit your
location, it automatically sets the times of sunrise and
sunset each day).
- That’s it, and there’s not much you can do.
The app will change rotate the desktop background throughout
the day and night.
It’s a small program and it has a minimal interface, which
means that it can be used on low storage tablets as well. You
can access the settings from the taskbar, as the app stays in
the tray all the time.
It’s a work in progress project, and the developer says that
the app may still have some bugs. Do you think Windows 10
should natively support the Mojave-like dynamic desktop
feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.