live wallpaper

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by verseafterverse, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. verseafterverse macrumors member

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    #1
    So I was wondering does anyone know where i can get a live christmas snow falling wallpaper for my rmbp?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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    #2
    I don't think you can use live wallpapers.
     
  3. 53kyle, Dec 5, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013

    53kyle macrumors 65816

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    #3
    First, download a snow falling screen saver using the below link or find another online (other screen savers work too):
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20033/lotsasnow

    Next, set it as your screensaver in system preferences

    Finally, use the below command in terminal to use it as your desktop background:
    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background
    I think that it will reset every time you reboot or log out, so create a script and make it a login item like so:
    1) Open "Automator" which is either in /Applications or /Applications/Utilities
    2) Create a new application
    3) In the side bar there are tons of items, scroll down until you find "run shell script" and drag it into the empty space on the window
    4) Paste the command I mentioned earlier in this post into the text box where you dragged onto
    5) Click run to make sure there are no errors
    6) Save it to any location
    7) Open System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items
    8) Drag the application you just saved into the window.
    9) Enjoy your snowy wallpaper/screensaver
     
  4. verseafterverse thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    thanks got it working :)
     

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