What screen savers do you use?

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  1. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    Besides the apple ones and the ones that come with lion, I am curious to know what screen savers everyone uses. I have seen a couple good ones and some that there are still links for, but the links end up being bad.

    so, if you are using a cool screensaver, post a description of it and a link to download it.
     
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    I didn't know anyone actually used a screensaver anymore. As far I was aware, it's antiquated technology from the CRT era when burn-in was actually a problem. With display technology as it stands, burn-in just doesn't happen anymore.
     
  3. bdodds1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    do you put your display to sleep? or just not use anything at all? If I have my computer on all the time i set up a hot corner to go to the screensaver and set it up to ask for a password. that way when i leave i just swipe the mouse to one corner and its locked without disconnecting my internet and anything else.
     
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    Display sleep is set to something like an hour for my desktop. On my MBP, I have no idea - I close the lid when I'm finished.
     
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    I rarely use one. Only when I'll be away and don't want to interrupt something running, but want to lock the screen. When I do, I use BlackenedPixels, which leaves the screen completely black.

    Post Your Screensavers
     
  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Ephemeral is a screen saver that draws animated IFS fractals, giving an ever-changing display of complex, natural shapes. It uses OpenCL (a new feature of OS X introduced with Snow Leopard) to harness the power of your GPU to efficiently perform the IFS calculations.

    Works fine with Lion = my favourite screen saver.
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33171/ephemeral
     
  7. bdodds1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you. I did not think to search the picture forum. I was kind of wondering where to post something like this and had no idea you could screenshot the screensaver. good stuff.

    edit: nvm, those aren't "screenshots";)
     

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