Add Falling Snow To Your Windows Desktop


In many parts of the world, Christmas is a time for snow.  Hence the many websites which roll out the Javascript at this time of year, in order to have a gentle flurry of snowflakes drifting down the screen.

If you're not fed up with the effect yet, and you'd actually like snowflakes on your Windows PC, all you need is a small free Windows program called Desktop Snow OK.  The download is less than 0.1 MB, it's trustworthy according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and it works on all recent versions of Windows (including 8).  You can get it from by clicking on one of the 2 blue links (to select whether you want the 32- or 64-bit version). 

Avoid clicking the large green Download button - it's merely an advert for another program entirely.

As you can see from the config screen shot below, the program is pretty flexible.  In addition to changing the speed and design of the snowflakes, you can also automatically hide them for a specific number of seconds when you press a key or move the mouse, so they don't interfere with your work. 




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This is exactly what I was looking for but I have a three monitor system and I would like this to run a one specific screen. How can I arrange that?

Thanks Phyllis, much better. I'd still like real appearing snowflakes, but these are good enough for my Christmas party.

A bunch of tiny spheres does not make a snowfall. Let me know when he actually produces snow flakes.

Try the drop down arrow next to 'Image/texture'. Tons of options.

Flake 16, Flake 24, Flake 4(16) and Flake 4(24) are good options.

I finally got rid of snow Just restart computer and go to the snow program and delete it Won't delete unless you restart computer

This is very hard to get rid of how do you delete falling snow

From the bottom line of text, choose #Exit.

How do you un-install this cute little program?

Simply #Exit, then delete the folder. It's portable so there's no install.

Oops, there's a nasty memory leak in this program. After 4 hours, +/- 4 GB memory consumed. Seems like every snowflake is remebered. If you kill the process, then the memory is released.


Mine has been running all day (8 hrs. ) and it's still only using 508kb.

Love the falling snow!