BackgroundSaver
BackgroundSaver
1.3.1b

3.5

BackgroundSaver free download for Mac

BackgroundSaver

1.3.1b
26 August 2004

Use a screensaver as your desktop image.

Overview

Note: BackgroundSaver is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

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 in BackgroundSaver

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

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Anonymous
28 June 2003

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I don't let applications (or installers) access the internet without my permission. If the author of this could explain why his installer wants to connect to "hecate.grec.isp.9tel.net", or better - remove that requirement, one might be more interested in continuing with the install.
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Version 1.1.9
Anonymous
24 May 2005
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
Anonymous
29 November 2004
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
Anonymous
27 August 2004
Best app ever! Well nearly.
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Version 1.3.1b
Anonymous
26 August 2004
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
Anonymous
26 August 2004
install does not work on powerbook 10 .3 .4
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Version 1.3.1b
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Anonymous
Anonymous
26 August 2004
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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Version 1.3.1b
Anonymous
16 July 2004
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
Anonymous
13 August 2004
Yes, of course, but work no longer in 10.3!
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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
06 March 2004
Awesome little app!!! Works great. Make your PC friends jealous.
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Version 1.2.6
Bigandy82
06 March 2004
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
Scott Waters
06 March 2004
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
Anonymous
06 March 2004
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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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
25 August 2003
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