AppStartSaver
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AppStartSaver is a simple screensaver for Mac OS X that launches a regular Mac application or a Unix executable of your choice when the screensaver starts. I originally developed it to help automatically launch clients for the Stanford Folding@Home project, but have since found other uses for it. AppStartSaver will launch Mac OS X applications or Unix command-line executables. It will not, yet, launch Classic applications or Applescripts. I'm working on that.

Note: You can control the opacity or transparency of the black window that the screen saver uses to blank the screen. If you
What's New
Version 2.0beta: Recompiled as a Universal binary.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Peter da Silva commented on 26 Jun 2008
Hey, I know that it's got to be possible to capture an application windows in OS X, since the window is just an OpenGL texture. How about an option to do that, capture the application's window (even without allowing interaction) and displaying it in the screen saver, similar the way you can use any application as a screen saver on X-Windows?
[Version 2.0b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Dec 2004
Hey, this is a great idea! Thanks!
[Version 1.3]


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Downloads:3,781
Version Downloads:1,210
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:25 Jun 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AppStartSaver is a simple screensaver for Mac OS X that launches a regular Mac application or a Unix executable of your choice when the screensaver starts. I originally developed it to help automatically launch clients for the Stanford Folding@Home project, but have since found other uses for it. AppStartSaver will launch Mac OS X applications or Unix command-line executables. It will not, yet, launch Classic applications or Applescripts. I'm working on that.

Note: You can control the opacity or transparency of the black window that the screen saver uses to blank the screen. If you set it to transparent, you'll see the regular Mac desktop and windows while the screen saver runs. This allows you to use the launched application's output as a kind of screen saver, or to monitor its progress. This does not work if you have "require password when waking from screen saver" selected in your Security settings. If that option is selected, the screen always remains blank.

Free for your use, no warranty, use at your own risk, etc.


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