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ScKaSx
Aug 11, 2007, 10:18 PM
I just ran upon this hack from the glorius MacDevCenter which allows you to run the screensaver as your desktop(http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/20/terminal1.html?page=3). They used the following command in terminal:

home$ /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background

I was wondering if it was possible to run other applications such as squid.app or video files on the desktop? And if so what the command would look like. Thanks.

Cheers,
ScKaSx



thebiggoose
Aug 12, 2007, 12:01 AM
just search and download something called SaveHollywood. It lets you use a video as your screensaver.

ScKaSx
Aug 12, 2007, 01:54 AM
Just to clarify I wanted to run video or application as a wallpaper.

Cheers,
ScKaSx

kainjow
Aug 12, 2007, 10:53 AM
There's no general way to do it for a specific application. You'd have to write your own app, or hack an app individually.

Edit: for your Squid.app example, there is a Squid.qtz file in the .app's package contents. Copy that to ~/Library/Screen Savers, and you can run it as a screen saver.

ScKaSx
Aug 12, 2007, 05:16 PM
kainjow, thanks for the info. I was looking for a way to make squid a screensaver too, thanks a bunch.

Cheers,
ScKaSx