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The RandomWeb screensaver searches the Internet for digital photos taken by some of the more popular commercial cameras and displays them. The results are usually very funny, sometimes disturbing, mainly boring, otherwise random.

What's New

Version 1.0b4:
  • While downloading saves to a temporary file and then moves it on completion
  • Cleaned up the code a bunch and refactored some non-thread-safe stuff (ImageCacheDirectory)


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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This really confused me since each time I've tried this saver it displayed the message 'Network connection is down?'. Well mine wasn't, but by checking my system log I saw that the developer's site was down. Maybe once it is up I can get to see how this works...

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Version 1.0b3
DarylF2 Member IconReview+24

This is an interesting idea, but the beta version's execution is flawed. It worked fine in the System Preferences "preview", but when triggered via a hot corner, it appeared to lock up my Mac (dual 1.0 GHz "MDD" G5 with 1.5 GB RAM and Radeon 9000 Pro running Mac OS X 10.3.4) - both of my monitors went black, but no pictures were displayed and I couldn't get the password window to appear (my system is set to prompt for a password after exiting the screensaver). After about a minute or so, though, I did get the password dialog and was able to get back into my account. I went back to my old screen saver right away!

When I looked at it in the System Preferences "preview" mode, it worked pretty well, displaying separate images on my two monitors (a very nice touch). This is kind of a cool "voyeur" screensaver, but might not be good for work, since some images it (randomly) found were pretty bizarre... It was fun to see what people take pictures of, though, and some of the images were very beautiful.

With some more testing (and the fixing of that LONG delay when exiting the screensaver and displaying the password dialog), this will be a really cool screensaver to use.

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Version 1.0b1
Cellar Door Software (Developer)

It looks like its not working on dual headed displays (monitors). Oops! If your on a single display though it should work.
(I know someone who has a dual display at work so I should be able to put a fix out sometime this week.)

Of course all suggestions and comments, bugs, etc are welcome (and you can send them to me directly at gh38@cornell.edu).

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Downloads 3,710
Version Downloads 2,145
License Free
Date 16 Aug 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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