Animating Desktop

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Mr. Boogs, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Mr. Boogs macrumors newbie

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    I have a friends who found a way to make his buddy icon his wallpaper, with the animations, and everything, and I was just wondering if that was possible for mac, I have 10.2.8
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    i have panther

    and i put an animated gif file as my desktop and it didn't move. But you can set up for your desktop to change between pictures, every 5 seconds at the fastest. Both of those I don't think were included with 10.2. So look around for some shareware, might have something out there.
     
  3. Mr. Boogs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh well, one of the few disadvantages of being a mac head
     
  4. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    I believe there is a little osX app that lets you use a screensaver as your desktop. That would be a step in the right direction. I'll hunt around for it...
     
  5. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

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    its out there... i had it for a while... turned out to be more annoying than anything... i dont remember what its called though...
     
  6. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    got it!

    Woo here it is. Now we just have to figure out how to animate a screensaver.

    /200th post.
     
  7. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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  8. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    i just downloaded an awesome animated GIF and i really want to make it animate as my desktop pattern. I know in windows this is no problem (although in my experience it is always annoying as hell). I know i will be sick of it in a week, but I REALLY want it to work for some reason.

    Suggestions are highly appreciated!
     
  9. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Don't forget Visage can do animate almost anything on your desktop.
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Haven't done with animated GIF but....

    If you make a special folder for desktop images, you can go to System Preferences > screensavers, and choose that folder and images in it. Pick the animated gif and see if it animates on the desktop.
     
  11. Muskie macrumors 6502

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    Another good Screensaver wallpaper app is called BackLight2, and its by Freshly Squeezed software.
     
  12. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for replies, everyone. Sounds good. I will try them out when I get back from work.
     

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