Your favorite screensaver

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  1. macrumors 603

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    NY Screen Saver

    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!
     
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    A lot of pictures similar to this.

    I like looking into space.
     
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    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
     
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    My daughter (3.75 yrs old) is a big fan of fish, so Marine Aquarium 2.0 is a big hit in my household.
     
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    Excellent! Now this has replaced the aquarium, at least until my daughter wakes up!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    i just use the slide show function and put my favorite pictures int eh folder :)
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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? :eek:
     
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    man, Ozi, that's just... bad. thanks duffman. i remember seeing that on a guys powerbook on the dorm floor.
     
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    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?
     
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