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King Cobra
Jun 19, 2004, 06:43 PM
This thread also applies to those using screensavers that come from 3rd-parties. If your favorite screensaver is from a 3rd-party, link us over to it for download.

For those of you that use screensavers, how do you choose to activate them (hot corners, 5 min. etc.), and what's your favorite screensaver?

Currently, mine is the Flurry one, and it is activated from the top-left hot corner.

Doctor Q
Jun 19, 2004, 07:11 PM
Everyone in the world calls it a Screensaver, but Apple calls it a Screen Saver (two words). Hmmm.

I use Flurry too, set to start in 15 minutes, with "Few" streams, "Thin" thickness, and "Slow" speed. It's pretty, and not distracting when I'm elsewhere in the room. I wish Flurry wandered around the screen a bit more, instead of always emanating from roughly the center.

Bottom right starts the screensaver, top right disables it.

I have more fun setting my coworkers' Windows PCs screensavers to display pro-Mac messages scrolling across the screen. Tee hee hee.

Horrortaxi
Jun 19, 2004, 07:22 PM
My favorite Screen Saver is Patrick Norton.

I just let my Mac's Monitor go black. Why have it do something cool when I'm not there to see it?

King Cobra
Jun 19, 2004, 07:28 PM
Everyone in the world calls it a Screensaver, but Apple calls it a Screen Saver (two words)....

Bottom right starts the screensaver, top right disables it.

I have more fun setting my coworkers' Windows PCs screensavers to display pro-Mac messages scrolling across the screen. Tee hee hee.
I thought that it was one word. I went into the S.S. preference pane yesterday and "saw" it as one word...odd.

Too bad that my college won't allow me to do that to some (all) their PCs. Instead of the Windows XP screen saver... :D

Duff-Man
Jun 19, 2004, 08:18 PM
Duff-Man says...I quite like Fluid (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14713) .....oh yeah!

Koodauw
Jun 19, 2004, 08:22 PM
I use this one.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/20249

I have the old freeware version of it, which gives you about 25 pics without the words n such. I like it alot. Thinking about paying the Money for the full version, it seems worth it.

The pics are great. I love the OSX screensavers, sad to say, its one of the reasons I bought an Apple. They just have this ora about them, its so peaceful, just as my whole Apple computer seems to have this positive vibe around. I just love to use it!

musicpyrite
Jun 19, 2004, 08:37 PM
A lot of pictures similar to this (http://home.tiscalinet.ch/soten/Earth-MoonX.jpg).

I like looking into space.

aussie_geek
Jun 19, 2004, 08:38 PM
I am currently using the Matrix inspired 'red pill' screensaver. Activation is at 5 mins and I have a the hot corner for activation at the top right, the left top corner stops it from activating.

It can be found on versiontracker at:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19463


aussie_geek

jsw
Jun 19, 2004, 08:43 PM
My daughter (3.75 yrs old) is a big fan of fish, so Marine Aquarium 2.0 (http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquariumx/) is a big hit in my household.

jsw
Jun 19, 2004, 09:00 PM
Duff-Man says...I quite like Fluid (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14713) .....oh yeah!

Excellent! Now this has replaced the aquarium, at least until my daughter wakes up!

Macmaniac
Jun 19, 2004, 09:04 PM
I love the After Dark screen saver, my old Powermac has it, it is hilarious, flying toasters and cats chasing butter flies, I wish they made it for OS X.

FuzzyBallz
Jun 19, 2004, 10:20 PM
3rd party screen savers are so last century. The last one I've used was After Dark on a Mac ages ago.

Just simple Starfield for my PCs and slide show w/ nasa photos for the Macs.

7on
Jun 19, 2004, 10:35 PM
http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13442

Doctor Q
Jun 19, 2004, 11:02 PM
My daughter (3.75 yrs old) is a big fan of fish, so Marine Aquarium 2.0 (http://www.serenescreen.com/product/maquariumx/) is a big hit in my household.If you ask her how old she is, does she say "three point seven five"? Kids are usually proud of the "and a half" when they are 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, etc., but I don't know any kids who say "three quarters" or the decimal version.

Doctor Q
Jun 19, 2004, 11:20 PM
Wow! Fluid is great. Thanks, Duff-Man. The iSight reflection feature is very inventive. It's donationware - I wonder how much it's worth? Hmmm.

virividox
Jun 20, 2004, 04:51 AM
i just use the slide show function and put my favorite pictures int eh folder :)

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jun 20, 2004, 06:40 AM
I'm not very fond of screen savers, so I just let the screen turn it self of after 15 minutes. Having an iBook makes it even less sensible to run any app that uses resources when I'm not using the machine. I tried seti@home and the fan was on constantly, really annoying... So no screen savers for me...

jsw
Jun 20, 2004, 06:48 AM
If you ask her how old she is, does she say "three point seven five"? Kids are usually proud of the "and a half" when they are 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, etc., but I don't know any kids who say "three quarters" or the decimal version.

Oh, we do try to keep her up to date, incrementing the decimal every three days or so. I was wrong in my post - she's 3.76 now. :)

Seriously, though, yeah, she's "three and a half" as far as she's concerned.

Ozi
Jun 20, 2004, 06:59 AM
thanks for the link to fluid! its so trippy. :)

And I saw a really cool screensaver somewhere, i think it was in an add for a cinema display, and it was this awesome dark blue abstract pattern with the white apple logo in the middle. I badly want this screensaver..., anyone know where to find it? :o

Ozi
Jun 20, 2004, 07:04 AM
http://www.sfondionline.net/images/sfondi/computer/girl%20apple.JPG
*giggles*

ifjake
Jun 20, 2004, 07:35 AM
man, Ozi, that's just... bad. thanks duffman. i remember seeing that on a guys powerbook on the dorm floor.

Royal Pineapple
Jun 20, 2004, 11:19 AM
I love the After Dark screen saver, my old Powermac has it, it is hilarious, flying toasters and cats chasing butter flies, I wish they made it for OS X.
iirc they just releiced it for osx

i also liked the afterddark but i liked the little puppy that would tear holes in your desktop, i could watch that for hours.

currentlly im using the basic slideshow, i used fluid a few months ago but my comp dosnt support quartz extreem so it was really choppy. i always liked the windows option to use a bouncing clock as a screensaver mabie a big analog clock would be a good one. does anyone know where i could fina a clock screensaver for osx?

MacsRgr8
Jun 20, 2004, 02:13 PM
I use the Plasma Tunnel Screen Saver (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10810) .

By far the coolest out there (and is free too!) :)

Rico17i
Jun 20, 2004, 02:41 PM
I'm quite partial to "SolarWinds" with Undertow settings. :D


http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/9237

Tom Morello
Jun 20, 2004, 02:42 PM
Ronaldinho doing his nutmeg trick.
http://www.nikefootball.com

jsw
Jun 20, 2004, 02:46 PM
I use the Plasma Tunnel Screen Saver (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10810) .

By far the coolest out there (and is free too!) :)

Damn you, MacsRgr8! ;) Now I'll spend even more time staring at my screen and doing nothing. Excellent, if a bit motion-sickness inducing!

mkrishnan
Jun 20, 2004, 03:27 PM
iirc they just releiced it for osx

Link: http://en.infinisys.co.jp/

FWIW I just prefer a blank screen...let the poor backlight have a rest. ;)

Windowlicker
Jun 20, 2004, 04:29 PM
flurry is the way to go.

though I don't use screensavers anymore. I just let the display go black. it won't give the display too much more living time, but does more than displaying a screensaver all the time.

silentrage
Jun 26, 2004, 02:51 PM
Duff-Man says...I quite like Fluid (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14713) .....oh yeah!

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. :cool:

mms
Jun 27, 2004, 05:02 PM
Flying Toasters!!

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9302