1. Ahmed Tarek4's Avatar
    I think it will be a good feature in the next Update for Windows .. What do you guys think ??
    02-21-2015 07:24 AM
  2. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I thought MS was going to bring Live backgrounds to Win8.1 probably in GDR2?
    Hopefully they'll push this functionality into Win10...

    G.
    02-21-2015 07:56 AM
  3. elwin lobo's Avatar
    Was thinking about this but I feel battery life will take a major blow...
    k0de and N_LaRUE like this.
    02-21-2015 08:03 AM
  4. henocksandy's Avatar
    I would love live background on my computer, no problem about battery life as it is connected to power! Still i want it phone also
    02-21-2015 08:27 AM
  5. AndyD33's Avatar
    Was thinking about this but I feel battery life will take a major blow...
    Yeah, that's my first thought: RIP battery life
    02-21-2015 08:59 AM
  6. ACynicalLamp's Avatar
    I think it will be a good feature in the next Update for Windows .. What do you guys think ??
    Why not give it a whirl with VLC player? You can set movies as your desktop background. Granted it's not entirely what you're looking for, but it's a start.
    02-21-2015 10:00 AM
  7. Sarmad Khalil's Avatar
    Idc about the battery...more features more users... Warn them about the battery drainage when user is setting the background...but dont hold back features...
    02-21-2015 10:07 AM
  8. Joe920's Avatar
    Was thinking about this but I feel battery life will take a major blow...
    I'm not sure, how much time to people really spend on the start screen? I can play hours and hours of HD video on my 1520, so showing a live background ten minutes per day shouldn't be too bad. But maybe some people leave the start screen on a lot?
    02-21-2015 01:12 PM
  9. Geddeeee's Avatar
    Please... No!!!!!
    A waste of resources and battery life for a 'special effect'.... Leave that for Android, please!!!
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    02-21-2015 03:20 PM
  10. Joe920's Avatar
    Please... No!!!!!
    A waste of resources and battery life for a 'special effect'.... Leave that for Android, please!!!
    As long as it's an option, why worry? As long as the start screen customization screen doesn't get too crazy complicated, having more options is better. Apparently some users like it. So far it's not too much:

    Already in WP10:
    - see through tile background with parallax
    - full-screen background, no parallax

    The only thing to be added would be an option to allow video and animated picture formats for backgrounds, with a proper warning about battery life, and an entry in Battery Saver. Seems doable, and kind of fun.
    02-21-2015 03:30 PM
  11. Geddeeee's Avatar
    As long as it's an option, why worry? As long as the start screen customization screen doesn't get too crazy complicated, having more options is better. Apparently some users like it. So far it's not too much:

    Already in WP10:
    - see through tile background with parallax
    - full-screen background, no parallax

    The only thing to be added would be an option to allow video and animated picture formats for backgrounds, with a proper warning about battery life, and an entry in Battery Saver. Seems doable, and kind of fun.
    That's fine in theory, but what everyone is missing, is that more features, option settings etc means a bigger ROM footprint. This in turn means more system memory used, and less overall memory for apps etc. More lag, the infamous 'resuming' screen... I could go on...

    I'm all for options. but not at the expense of speed and fluidity. I mean, isn't that what we truly love about our OS????
    sahib lopez and a5cent like this.
    02-21-2015 06:38 PM
  12. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    I like it. The more option to customization the better.
    02-22-2015 02:21 PM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm all for options. but not at the expense of speed and fluidity. I mean, isn't that what we truly love about our OS????
    There was a time, way back when WP8 came out and the whole idea behind it was simplicity. Getting things done. Getting the info you need, etc. Unfortunately, that's not what people want. People want eye candy for some reason. A new way to show off. If you can't buy that luxury car or house you can at least show off how 'neat' your phone is.

    People don't seem to understand that there is a cost to options but hey, we've been heading down the 'android' path for some time now so why not go all the way? :P
    02-23-2015 03:50 AM

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