QCDesktop
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Display Quartz Compositions on your Mac OS X 10.4 desktop.   Free
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QCDesktop displays Quartz Compositions on your Mac OS X Tiger desktop.

Your desktop image is given the life of Quartz Compositions that can display any kind of animated art; a blue sea, an RSS feed, a clock.

QC Desktop imports settings from the Screen Saver preferences database. To modify composition settings, open the Screen Saver preferences panel, select the composition and click "options…". You can jump directly to the screen saver preference pane by selecting "Composition Options…" in the QC Desktop menu.
What's New
Version 0.5:
  • Import Settings preference
  • Better organisation of preferences window
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2005
Sounds great, but it doesn't work for me. Quits right after starting.
[Version 0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Aug 2005
Exactly the same for me...
(08/25/2005, ver 0.5)
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engla (developer) replied on 25 Aug 2005
The issue has been resolved and the application has been updated without version number change.

I'd love to recieve further comments and reports in detail by mail, if wished. ulrik.sverdrup@gmail.com
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JetFireDX had trouble on 20 Jul 2007
Runs fine here. Original MacBook 2.0 Core Duo. 10.4.10 and all manner or system mods and haxies running. One problem though... it doesn't seem to make use of the Mouse patch in Quartz Composer. Makes it difficult to make an interactive desktop background. Any chance for a fix? I would like to do more than RSS feeds and moving images.
[Version 0.5u]

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englabenny (developer) replied on 20 Jul 2007
Good to hear it works well. Thanks for your input.

Right now the chance for fixes is very small; I'm not working with OS X very much at all at the moment (just linux for me).

1. I can provide the source code for QCDesktop, it is open source, but I haven't documented or cleaned it up yet.

2. It's very hackable, very easy to edit this application or just remake it. So programming types could do it again pretty easy.

3. The fix for that specific problem is probably pretty easy, found an apple doc example that seems related. I never used any compositions with mouse inputs, I think that's why I never tried that. Any links?
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PhilSharp had trouble on 19 Jul 2007
doesn't run for me
10.4.10. imac G5
[Version 0.5u]


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Downloads:3,188
Version Downloads:249
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:18 Jul 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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QCDesktop displays Quartz Compositions on your Mac OS X Tiger desktop.

Your desktop image is given the life of Quartz Compositions that can display any kind of animated art; a blue sea, an RSS feed, a clock.

QC Desktop imports settings from the Screen Saver preferences database. To modify composition settings, open the Screen Saver preferences panel, select the composition and click "options…". You can jump directly to the screen saver preference pane by selecting "Composition Options…" in the QC Desktop menu.


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