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Desksaver Plus is a neat widget interface that allows screensavers to be run right on your desktop. Select from any standard screensaver on your computer - even RSS feeds. A CPU percentage indicator shows whether or not the screensaver is bogging down your system.

What's New

Version 1.2:

Improved stability when computer wakes or goes to sleep. Run screensavers downloaded from the web, too.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Ayub Member IconReview+41
Ayub
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Cool idea. I didn't run screensaver as desktop background earlier because I have to run other app and change settings. Now I can do it right from Dashboard. Now my screensavers are back in action! Thank you developer for creating such a handy widget. :)

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Version 1.2
emulaunch Member IconReview+16
emulaunch
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Works great. I really like having the CPU percentage display. The only thing I would request is having a button to open the system preferences right from the widget.

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Version 1.1
Merry boy Member IconReview-1
Merry boy
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impractical , yes,
cool oh yeah, when friends come over, and see our 20" imac G5 with all of my itunes artworks, flipping through or running Lotsofglass, its all pretty normal till i pull finder or safari and its like Whoa.

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Version 1.1
qubex Member IconReview+13
qubex
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Very nice.

I've used several little applications to set my screensaver as an animated background (in conjunction with SetAlphaValue to create translucent windows for that Windows-pundit 'ooh aah' response).

Having a screensaver on your desktop is very impractical from a usability point of view but it's very impressive. This widget is handier than stand-alone applications and it's always no further than a keypress away.

Runs fine on my system.

Good work!

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 15,880
Version Downloads 8,713
Type Internet / Servers
License Free
Date 01 Mar 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free