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Developer's Description

Some, but not all, people know that Mac OS X has the ability to run screen savers on the user's desktop although it'�?â?¢s not a publicized or particularly supported behavior. It also has some quirks. I created SaverDesktop as an adjunct to a screen saver module I was working on to work around the following shortcomings of the stock tool:
  • Launching the built-in mechanism by hand requires typing in a lengthy path pointing into /System, which is AppleÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?¢Ã??â??Ã??â?¬Ã??â??Ã??â?¢s playground (and thus subject to change).
  • A double-clickable, universal AppleScript that invokes that tool (to avoid the typing) consumes more disk space than SaverDesktop.
  • The built in screen saver engine has an inconvenient habit of quitting - even when running in background mode - if the user reconfigures the screen saver or moves their mouse to the Ã??Ã??Ã??Ã?¢Ã??â??Ã??â?¬Ã??â??Ã??Ã??DisableÃ??Ã??Ã??Ã?¢Ã??â??Ã??â?¬Ã??â??Ã??? hot corner.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

  • Support for multiple screens.
  • Support for slideSaver and Quartz Composer screensavers.

General

Release August 26, 2008
Date Added November 19, 2007
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or later. PPC or Intel

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