Is there a screensaver that does this....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sjshaw, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. sjshaw macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2004
    I want the screensaver to run, but my desktop be visible and "alive." I know I've seen this somewhere. So, if I get an IM, or an email, I can look over and see that something has happened, but the screensaver is still running. I seem to remember an old screensaver that moved around the screen like a magnifying glass, but the display was still "alive." I thought Fluid did this, but it doesn't seem to.

    Any input is welcomed.
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    This was an old Windows screensaver!

    Can't help you there, just brought back memories...
  3. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2004
    I don't recall a screensaver for mac or windows that does this but it would be nice....I'm thinking a pretty standard black screensaver that would have mail/IM message notifications appear in a bottom corner. If there was something like this I would definitely be interested. It would keep me from bumping my mouse to check everything....especially at nite because my machine is the bedroom. Anything to get rid of the "glow" would be great :)

  4. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    the great OKLAHOMA....
    It is called Backlight 2 ...

    let me find the link


    edit - found it. It is a nice freeware app. It runs nicely on most computers.
  5. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    Thanks for that... It's quite cool and good as well :rolleyes:
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816


    Dec 16, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Sounds like it might have been one of the After Dark modules.

    I miss After Dark. Such a pity Berkeley Systems discontinued it.

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