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My Living Desktop has been the only video desktop and screen saver product available for the Mac since 2005. It transforms your desktop into a moving, living environment by playing serene nature videos right on your desktop as you work. It comes complete with over two dozen Serene Scenes shot from all over the world. Plus users can import their own home movie video footage right into My Living Desktop for viewing on the desktop or as a screen saver.

Features:

  • 28 Serene Scenes from all over the world.
  • Create your own Collection of playlist scenes for any occasion.
  • Play more...

What's New

Version 5.3.1:

Note: OS X 10.6.8 users should not update to this version. This update is for users of OS X 10.7 and 10.8 only.

  • Fixed a problem where the randomization of scenes and their star ratings are properly recognized
  • Fixed an occasional bug whereby the Scenes and Settings would not come forward when selected from the menu bar
  • Fixed a bug whereby more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1GB available HD space

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mgus Member IconReview+4
mgus
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Glitchy software

This software needs work. It keeps reinstalling itself as a Login Item even after being removed repeatedly. There is no “deactivate” or "preferences" option in the menu bar. You have to find your way via “Scenes and Settings” and then click on the small unlabeled wheel icon- and still no general option to deactivate the program entirely, only for specific apps. It slows processing speed noticeably as it turns on, and keeps popping up on it’s own despite system screen saver preference settings. Also, two weeks after downloading all available scenes, the bottom screen still reads “screen download in progress.”

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Version 5.3.1
hugelshofer Member IconComment+106
hugelshofer
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The Dev is very responsive via their Support eMail form.

#respect

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Version 5.3.1
Russ_7d0e1cd4 Member IconReview+1
Russ_7d0e1cd4
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I needed to reinstall on my new Mac, and literally within 2 hours I had heard back from them with my registration code, along with new links to download my ScenePaks... the ones I had purchased in early 2012! Best customer service ever.

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Version 5.3.1
Bretts Member IconReview+1
Bretts
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Needed assistance with an upgrade application. FAST response and great support to see this product installed and working correctly. Sets the marker for what customer service should be.

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Version 5.3.1
Lebeis Member IconReview+2
Lebeis
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Terrible app. The videos are low-quality, it crashes a lot and i have problems every update.

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Version 5.3.1
Maritina Member IconReview+0
Maritina
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This is a wonderful application. The scenes are relaxing and very serene. I like the sounds and moving images, it is like through a window. Excellent product.

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Version 5.3.1
Lebeis Member IconComment+2
Lebeis
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Videos are not in HD. Crashes sometimes and updates do not work

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Version 5.3
tg62 Member IconReview-1
tg62
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I love the scenes and sounds. I change them frequently and enjoy going to sleep to the crickets and waking up to the birds. My Living Desktop has brought extra beauty into my world. Thanks!

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Version 5.3
Roddowdell Member IconReview+2
Roddowdell
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Great Support
You always hope you don't need support but something went wrong during my install on my Mountain Lion Mac. These guys responded very quickly and numerous times until we resolved the issue (even though it was the weekend). I wish more developers were like this.

The app is great too BTW.

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Version 5.1.2
Stike Member IconReview+34
Stike
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This app is pretty great!
I just wish there was the ability to have 1080p video instead. You know, since resolutions are ever increasing, as does processing power, it would be nice as an option for the power users.

Also, SSDs in newer computers also mean there is not strain on disk access, so even less worry to have 1080p.

Its just too bad that the app has a pretty slow and non-standard UI, which can be confusing (for some) and annoying (for slower machines)

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Version 5.1.1
JosephAW
+1

I went back to version 4.9 for this reason. I can play all my 1080p videos and the cpu usage is lower then with version 5 at 720 which was staccato.

Stike
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So, where can I find the 4.9 version to try that?

JosephAW
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I looks like they pulled it from their web site. Even CNet's download link fails. You could try contacting support with your SN and they may send you the previous version.
I fell back on my original version when installed.

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Maritina
Version 5.3.1
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Aleksandr_39c7d7c9
Version 5.3
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Pmu8158
Version 5.3
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snow_hero
Version 5.3
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Scrags
Version 5.3
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Physhbourne
Version 5.1.2
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SystemsTrader
Version 5.1.2
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Megas
Version 5.1.1
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Davyboy
Version 5.1.1
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dsimer
Version 5.1
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Current Version (5.x)
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Details

Downloads 68,406
Version Downloads 10,017
License Demo
Date 07 Jan 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.95
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