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Possible to use an animated gif for a start menu picture?

  1. #1


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Possible to use an animated gif for a start menu picture?


    Using Classic Shell or Ex7forW8 to get back your start menu, you still have your user profile picture. I want to use an animated gif for this. possible? Found a really cool pic of a 4 dimensional cube called a tesseract. Tesseract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    My thinking is this might work because you can use animated images on the desktop wallpaper but I tried it and it doesn't work - any way to get it to work?

    I found you cant use an animated gif directly in win 7 or 8 like you could in XP How to Set Animated Gifs as Desktop Wallpaper - Windows 7 Support Forums But this solution allows you to use movie files, so all i need to do is get this working and create a movie file with a loop.. LOL yeah right.. i think i need a better solution.

    Closest i found is this Animated User Pic on Windows 7 by ~dejco on deviantART

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't think that can happen with the Start Screen. I know the ability to get DreamScenes running in Windows 8 was basically killed off with the WDM module as it was optimized for efficiency. But that's the Desktop, on Start, I really doubt that can happen. MAYBE, a third party can figure that out, but it seems REAL iffy to me.
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Possible to use an animated gif for a start menu picture?
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