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  1. macrumors 6502

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    andrewz posted the coolest OS X hack to date on /www.macosxhints.com.

    Here it is (works in Jaguar only);

    Go to System Preferences, Screen Effects. Select a cool screen saver like "Flurry".

    Open Terminal.

    Paste this command as a single line, without the newline;

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

    Now, when your done gasping, go show this to your PC friends...

    To shut it off, enter the following in Terminal;

    ps -ax | grep ScreenSaver

    Then type in;

    kill ****

    Where **** is the number you got from the above command.

    To make this easier, use an alias;

    alias wow '/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &'

    Notice the single quotes. Now go to Terminal and just type;

    wow

    WOW, eh.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    yeah, I know

    This should've gone in another forum...must sleep.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Re: Wow

    What were the words?:p

    [edit: Whoops!:rolleyes: Now I get you. Man, I need sleep!:p]
     
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    Nipsy

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    Do not try this on a busy/older system.

    This (while kinda cool) brought my G4 733 to a standstill, and took 11 minutes to kill (I had 30 or so apps open at the time).
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it can heat things up.

    Yeah, although the effect runs fine on my Ti 800, when I put iTunes in front, my Ti started to heat up after a couple minutes.

    Looks very cool with a clear Terminal window : )

    Try -foreground (instead of -background), very wierd...
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I forgot

    How do I make alias's permanent?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Re: I forgot

    What do you mean?
     
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    im guessing this makes your desktop the screensaver?

    pretty cool i guess, if you have QE enabled.
     
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    well if thats true it doesn sound that cool. what so big about this hack?
     
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    Re: I forgot

    You would need to add them to a .profile file although various things such as the file name may depend on the shell you're using.
     

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