Animated Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ScKaSx, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Feb 27, 2006
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    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    thebiggoose

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    #2
    just search and download something called SaveHollywood. It lets you use a video as your screensaver.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Just to clarify I wanted to run video or application as a wallpaper.

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
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    kainjow

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    kainjow, thanks for the info. I was looking for a way to make squid a screensaver too, thanks a bunch.

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     

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