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  1. Macgic macrumors 6502

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  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    There honestly aren't a lot of good screen savers out there for OS X. The place I go is Apple's website.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Do you really need a screen saver anymore. I would think they do more harm then good with lcd's
     
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    They're pretty. Your mac deserves to feel fabulous.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Won't they wear out the backlight faster?
     
  6. NAG macrumors 68030

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    I only keep my screen saver on for 5 minutes then the monitor turns off. It is also a useful feature for security reasons (faster to put a screen saver on then put the thing to sleep and waking it up again). Yeah, not always applicable but useful in some areas. Overall I wouldn't say it would put significant usage on the back light if you're being reasonable.
     
  7. Macgic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded a program from apple called wallsaver that makes your screen-saver your desktop. just thought it would be cool to have one.
     
  8. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Believe this or not LCDs can actually suffer a version of "static image burn-in" something about the liquid crystal developing a voltage bias when left on a static image for a long period of time. Happened to the smell workstation at my old job. (auto-log out after 5 min inactivity for security purposes - and it displayed the windows log-in screen - indefinitely) Which, upon logging in, you could still read the text from the log-in screen on bright images.

    That said, I have Desksaver Plus - which is the widget that I think preceded wallsaver - (does the same thing) And my favorite screen savers:

    Abaraesque (Leopard)
    Flurry (Leopard)
    Shell (Leopard)
    Anemona (apple.com downloads)
    Filigree (don't remember, sorry)
    Soundstream (apple.com downloads)
    And Scattered Flurries (apple.com downloads) - set up to project over my current desktop image. Use that with the Strange World II picture, with the wind feature activated in the saver - and the Blimps appear to be moving through the clouds. Messes with my eyes - in a fun way.

    All of those seem to play well with anything going on my iMac. (no slow-downs or jittery screen savers)
     
  9. Macgic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How you do put a desktop to it?
     
  10. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Just go into your screen saver preferences - and click the options tab for Scattered Flurries - and set the option for desktop image. Then start Desk Saver or Wall Saver.

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