BackgroundSaver
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Use a screensaver as your desktop image.   Free
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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ver. 1.x:
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Anonymous reviewed on 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
[Version 1.3.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 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.
[Version 1.3.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Aug 2004
Best app ever! Well nearly.
[Version 1.3.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 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!
[Version 1.3.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 2004
install does not work on powerbook 10 .3 .4
[Version 1.3.1b]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Aug 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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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 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.
[Version 1.2.6]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Aug 2004
Yes, of course, but work no longer in 10.3!
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2004
Awesome little app!!! Works great. Make your PC friends jealous.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Bigandy82 commented on 06 Mar 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.....
[Version 1.2.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 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
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Aug 2003
Sorry but I have a serious problem with my provider. So if anybody have less than 1Mb free on his server, contact me! Thanks a lot.
the-einstein@9online.fr
[Version 1.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Nov 2003
why don't you sign up for a free trial .mac account?
its not like you cant just make a new one when the 60 days expires...
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Downloads:18,101
Version Downloads:2,885
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:26 Aug 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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