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bgscreensaver is a simple AppleScript program to start and stop a screensaver module as a desktop picture. The original shell command for this trick is courtesy of Micheal Conwell (as reported by Michael Coyle at

What's New

  • Adds support for Exposé and "Command-tab" application switching
  • Now supports fast user switching (probably not recommended for performance reasons!)


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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4.5 2


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 17,879
Version Downloads 15,759
License Free
Date 20 May 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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