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what do you call animated wallpaper pictures tnat move ...

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what do you call animated wallpaper pictures tnat move on your desktop?

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Aijalyn replied 11 years ago.
Generally, they are just called desktop animations, although their are specific types and brandnames. Interactive, animated "characters" are often referred to as "Desktop Buddies" or "Screen Mates". Some examples are found below:

More examples of simple animated wallpapers and Desktop Buddies can be found at the Open Directory, here: