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BackgroundSaver can display all of your screensavers on the background instead of a fading image. Just open, choose your screensavers and activate it.

What's New

Version 1.3.1b:
  • Add the stop button (to deactivate the running ScreenSaver) thanks to Eddy

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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VERY BAD PROGRAM> YOU ARE RISKING ALOT IF YOU DOWNLOAD THIS> I WAS NOT THIINKING WHEN I DOWNLOADED IT> YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE ANY PROGRAM>>>BEWARE

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Version 1.3.1b
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This program seems to run your saver as root, which is bad for more reasons than I can count. At least, that is what I am seeing - the saver (Random Web) runs fine by itself but when run from Background Saver the prefs get chown'd to root, as does my Safari cookies file.

This program has other bugs as well, such as misspellings in the menu bar. I'm trashing it and looking for something else.

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Version 1.3.1b
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Best app ever! Well nearly.

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Version 1.3.1b
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This is some seriously sweet software. I discovered screensavers I'd forgotten I had on my iBook. After you install this, go to Google, type "macintosh screensavers" and investigate the links on your first page of hits. Some of these things are quite awesome. Plus they're free!

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Version 1.3.1b
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Anonymous
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install does not work on powerbook 10 .3 .4

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Version 1.3.1b
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Anonymous
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Yes, I had this report on time…but under 10.3.2. On another pb, there wasn't any problems… I really don't understand this bug!

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Cool program, you can also load your current screen saver as a background by typing:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &
into a terminal (make sure it is 1 line not 4) Im not sure how but im sure it is possible to make an alias to load it by clicking.

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Version 1.2.6
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Anonymous
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Yes, of course, but work no longer in 10.3!

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Anonymous
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Awesome little app!!! Works great. Make your PC friends jealous.

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Version 1.2.6
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Bigandy82
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amazing! all my PC using friends are green with envy! i love it!

by the way it works fine on my powerbook with panther 10.3.2.....

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Version 1.2.6
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Scott Waters
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The installer doesn't work for me. OSX 10.32 on PowerBook

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Version 1.2.6
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Anonymous
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If there is any problem, mail me please, we'll see how to resolve it.
But just a thing, are you an administrator?

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Anonymous
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If you are looking for this capability, try 'Backlight'. It puts a screensaver on the desktop and works smoothly and no problems. I haven't tried 'BackgroundSaver' so I'm not putting this program down... just offering an alternative

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Version 1.2.1
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Downloads 18,108
Version Downloads 2,892
License Free
Date 26 Aug 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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