Getting my wallpaper to change more than once every 5 seconds?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jive, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    There must be a way of doing this somewhere - anyone know where? Ideally I'd like it to change every second...
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    System preferences > desktop and screensaver

    Every second would kill your graphics perfomance. 5 seconds is the lowest time allowed. Even that wont do you graphics performance much good at all.

    If you play games and think they run slow this is probably why. Its having to draw the game as well as change the desktop too.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    System preferences > desktop and screensaver
     
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  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    That only allows for 5 seconds between changes.

    I don't know of any way of doing this, but out of curiosity, can I ask why you would want it to change every second? Wouldn't that be a bit distracting?
     
  6. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Basically, my wallpaper moves very slowly in stripes...
     

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  7. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I've wanted to do this too - for animated desktops. (You, you can have animated desktops by running the screensaver in the background via the terminal, but that seems to cause compatibility issues generally).

    Your closest bet might be to use something like the Desksaver Plus widget to run the screensaver as the background. Then, if you're using 10.4, you might be able to use Quartz Composer to create a screensaver module which changes every second.
     

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