Fly on Desktop Screensaver

Fly on Desktop Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.05
  • Total Downloads:
    29,679
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    777.26KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #31 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

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We've reviewed a lot of screensavers, but this might be the first one that we've encountered that kind of grossed us out. Fly on Desktop Screensaver does exactly what the name implies, adding crawling flies to your desktop in a surprisingly realistic way. It would make an excellent practical joke on an unsuspecting friend's computer, or just use it on your own computer to periodically creep out your co-workers throughout the day.

The screensaver appeared in our Display Properties menu along with the rest of our screensavers, and all we had to do was select how many flies we wanted. The default number is five, but you can have anywhere from one to 99 flies crawling across your screen. The flies materialize in the center of the screen and then crawl outward, gradually spreading with very lifelike fly movement. The effect of the screensaver is extremely realistic, and its grossness factor increases exponentially with the number of flies. When we dialed the number all the way up we did encounter some problems; the screensaver wouldn't stop when it was supposed to and we ended up having to quit it using the Windows Task Manager. But it handled more reasonable numbers just fine, and we were generally pleased with its performance. We think this is a unique and hilarious addition to your desktop; it's guaranteed to get laughs and probably some squirms, too.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very Funny"

July 12, 2012  |  By traumig

 |  Version: Fly on Desktop Screensaver 1.05

Pros

Easy to install, use and customize

Cons

Seems to raise CPU usage with more flies on screen

Summary

Good choice for changing screen's view

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4 stars

"Awesome! Very realistic."

June 29, 2011  |  By lorryfran

 |  Version: Fly on Desktop Screensaver 1.05

Pros

Very realistic watching these little crawlies running over the desktop.

Cons

None, installed well with no problems.

Summary

Great, to take away some of the dreary desktop scenes.

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3 stars

"Very realistic."

June 21, 2011  |  By fidaveia

 |  Version: Fly on Desktop Screensaver 1.05

Pros

Very easy to install.

Cons

Worked only once on my Windows 7 i3 laptop. Next time round it would not load for love nor money. After a few tries I gave up.

Summary

Ok if it works for you.

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5 stars

"Absolutely love it...Gets peoples skin crawling."

June 07, 2011  |  By foreverguitarman

 |  Version: Fly on Desktop Screensaver 1.05

Pros

Realistic fly actions

Cons

Can't think of any other than using up minimal cpu usage, and I mean minimal!!

Summary

I LOVE IT......

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4 stars

"Great if you want to freak out people who hate flies."

May 26, 2011

 |  Version: Fly on Desktop Screensaver 1.05

Pros

Easy download and install.

Cons

I did have to manually select it from the screensaver setup menu once it was installed but then it ran fine.

Summary

Very realistic; makes it look like the inside of your screen was invaded by a small swarm of wandering flies (if you know the screensaver's activated).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.05
Version 1.05 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Drive Software
Publisher web site http://www.drive-software.com
Release Date April 13, 0011
Date Added April 15, 2011
Version 1.05
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 777.26KB
File Name flyondesktop_screensaver.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,679
Downloads Last Week 69
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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