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    Since upgrading from 7 to 8, I've been unable to use my Windowblinds and Stardock are still saying it isn't going to be ready till sometime in the first quarter of this year.

    I've also been looking for animated wallpapers for Win8 and failed.

    What has Microsoft done to Win 8 to make manipulation of it's desktop so difficult for third parties? Previously, applications were able to quickly adjust to each new iteration of Windows so why this sudden problem?

    I can't see that the introduction of the alternative tiled interface (aka metro) is an issue as it is only the original Win7 style desktop I wish to personalise.

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    In a house
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    Windows 8 x64 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Vista HP x86


    Why don't you just use VLC media player to run a video of your choice as desktop background?
    here is a vid on youtube showing you how and I have tested this and know it works just fine on win8
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    Neat! Very good, thanks. Now I will create my own desktop video loop. Great.
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