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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebjohnston, Jan 29, 2006.
I'm quite bored. What do you all use for screensavers?
Just standard OS X ones. I don't really use them that often so I don't really worry about it much.
Battlestar Galactica screen saver. However, it does not seem to turn on when I have the password protection for logging during screen saver mode
Definitly Electric Sheep.
its...well...really really cool.
I use the Apple RSS Visualizer screen saver.
Maybe everyone already knows this, but maybe not...
If you want it to display an RSS feed that isn't already listed there, you can get it to display any RSS feed you want. Just go to the feed and open it is Safari and add it to your Bookmarks. Then when you go back to the screen saver options, it will be listed there with all of the others.
I organised artwork for all my iTunes songs, even though there's only about 60-70 and so I made album artwork the screensaver and it looks pretty good because there is a fair variety there
I use Marine Aquarium 2, and quite like it. Fluid is a good one as well, but I haven't used it in quite some time.
I just use the random setting but I especially like Desktop Puddle, though when I got it, it was free, now it's $5 (I downloaded it from the apple site, maybe they still have it for free)
I usually either use Forest or iTunes Artwork. Forest looks amazing on my Studio Display!
Same here I've mine set up to display the BBC News RSS feed.
I second this. It's really pretty. It does take quite a long time to get going when you first get it though (it can be hourse before it appears to do anything).
I use the iTunes artwork since virtually all my music has artwork associated with it; I do wish though that there was an option only to use the artwork associated with a particular playlist. While I'm happy to display my Top Rated artwork, some of my one-star (only in the Library for video projects or completeness) can be a little embarrassing!
Perhaps I'll have a look in Quartz Composer and see if I can tweak it.
I just use a standard Mac OS X one - Flurry, or whatever it's called.
Don't see the point in changing it... if the screensaver kicks in then obviously I'm not using the computer so I'm not really bothered about what it's displaying
I have it cycle through my photos
I'm surprised no one mentioned G-Force
by far the sickest thing that has ever graced my display....it's intense..
It also works as a visualizer for iTunes...I have G-Force Platinum
on two displays running at once, it's fantastic
donloaded this electricsheep thing, it's just asking me to be patient at the moment, this must be one big sheep it's downloading!
There is a cool one on the Apple site called "Astral Blossom". I only have the demo. It's very colourful.
I use the Apple Spectrum one. It's very nice.
I use SaveHollyWood which allows you to set movies as your screensavers, howeverthe new version isn't working on my iBook at the moment (maybe because that's because it's only 10.4 )
I use the Fireworks screensaver. It's kind of hypnotizing if you stare at it long enough.
Edit: The Electric Sheep looks really cool; hopefully there'll be a Universal version soon.
the Cosmo saver
Luckily for you (and MacBook/Intel iMac owners), there is! It's on the download page right next to the PPC file. The "Intel" DMG is a universal binary.
after I download electric sheep, where do i put the file thats shows up on my desktop.
because I have so much of it!
It's a disk image. The readme file contains installation instructions and Firewall port configuration, but basically you put the ElectricSheep.saver file (with the blue icon) in your /Library/Screen Savers folder, just like any other screen saver.