LotsaWater
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LotsaWater renders a fairly realistic water effect over your desktop, showing it distorted through the wavy surface of the water as raindrops fall on the surface.

It uses quite a bit of CPU power. There are configuration options to vary the accuracy of the simulation to fit the processing power available.
What's New
New in 1.8:
  • Fixed to work on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



MacUpdate - LotsaWater



LotsaWater User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Claod reviewed on 14 Apr 2014
Still black screen. The screen blink before taking the screenshot, when the image is created the screen is black, that's why after this the screensaver is doing its waves on a black image. ... Please do a fix :/
[Version 1.8]


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ktilford reviewed on 20 Dec 2013
I'm using 10.9.1 with a Radeon HD5770 and two monitor both on DVI ports. The version prior to v1.8 made both monitors black like oil and didn't work in Mavericks at all. The v.1.8 Mavericks fix only fixed the primary monitor to normal function, the 2nd monitor is still black like oil.
[Version 1.8]


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Spudboy commented on 12 Nov 2013
Makes my second monitor look like a pool of oil. Very cool.
[Version 1.8]


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Jo Spock reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
One of my favorites ever !

Thanks for the update to Mavericks ! ;0
[Version 1.8]


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OSX-FTW! reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
My favorite screensaver of all time. It's cool when someone is sitting a ways away from the monitor and this kicks in with a screenshot. They always do a double take.

Thanks for updating it for Mavericks!
[Version 1.8]


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MacUpdate-Lon reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
By far, my favorite screensaver. Works great on my MBP/OS X 10.8.5 w/Cinema Display. Thanks to the developer for making it and for free!
[Version 1.8]


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Goldyn Chyld reviewed on 19 May 2012
It just DOESN'T work. Never worked on Snow Leopard and now still doesn't work on Lion. All I get is a black screen with water. :(
[Version 1.7]

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Sindroid replied on 10 Jul 2012
it does work.. just disable password to unlock screensaver and it works fine. if password is a must for you, well u have to stick to the black screen.
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Batdan reviewed on 15 May 2012
Fantastic screensaver. Great work!
With all the options, I've been able to watch the processor icon in Activity Monitor and adjust accordingly to minimize memory and CPU use.
Thanks!
[Version 1.7]


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Sir-Sixty-Nine reviewed on 04 Dec 2011
NICE
[Version 1.7]


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Claod reviewed on 14 Nov 2011
Hey I found a little "bug"... it's not really a problem but that's strange Oo. When you're in launchpad and if Lotsawater launches ... move to stop it and it continues. You need to click, that closes the launchpad, and in the same time lotsawater stops. It's just to let you know ... it's still the best screen saver of the world ! I really love it!
[Version 1.7]


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dziga had trouble on 09 Mar 2014
Doesn't work on the MAC OS 10.9.2 hopefully will be fixed soon. The best screen saver for a mac.
[Version 1.8]


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had2B had trouble on 12 Apr 2013
I tried this out on my new iMac 27" i7 2012 running 10.8.3 (the only OS X it can run!).

I just get a black screen. I have unchecked the "require password " thing but it doesn't help. This was definitely my favourite screensaver until now. Could there be a fix in the pipeline?
[Version 1.7]


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Macspresso had trouble on 14 Dec 2011
i really love this simple but beautiful screensaver.
but i get a black screen. i'm on 10.7.2 on a 2008 MBP. no desktop screenshot anymore. but custom image works fine.
[Version 1.7]

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Macspresso replied on 14 Dec 2011
one or the other way, it started working again.. no idea what i have done..
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Almar had trouble on 15 Sep 2011
Doesn't work, with dual screen I have dark screens and tiny images
[Version 1.7]


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Josue64 had trouble on 08 Oct 2010
This is my favourite screensaver. I did have the problem where, if you hit a hot corner the screensaver works but with a black background. It was driving me nuts because I wanted it to show the desktop. The fix is to go to your Security settings in System Preferences and then to the General tab. Uncheck "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins. Then it will work.
[Version 1.5]


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Goldyn Chyld had trouble on 26 Jul 2010
It doesn't work! (OS X 10.6.4 here) - it's as though I had the Dimming option set to "Dark", though I actually set it to "Normal." Anything that could be done about this? :/
[Version 1.5]


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Dimsum101 had trouble on 08 Jan 2010
same problem, the desktop screenshot doesn't work when activates from hot corner or when the screen saver starts automatically, but custom image works fine. I am using Snow Leopard as well. 10.6.2, iMac 8,1
[Version 1.5]


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Fdog had trouble on 08 Jan 2010
Desktop Snapshot Bug:

When Lotsawater starts from a hot corner, or after the time specified in the Screen Saver Preferences, Lotsawater will not use a “Desktop Snapshot”-it will use a blank, black screen. Lotsawater will only work with a “Desktop snapshot” when invoked using the “Test” button of the Screen Saver Preferences.

The “Custom Image” works fine.

2.26 GHz MBP 13" OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard
[Version 1.5]

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David Segarra commented on 16 Jul 2010
It only woks when you don't have to enter your password after the screensaver
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Yaba_daba_do had trouble on 02 Jan 2010
Anyone out there have trouble launching lotsawater from a hot corner?
lotsaglass and lotsaescher work fine from a hot corner.
i am using a 20"imac/intel.
[Version 1.5]


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Wormwood had trouble on 14 Jan 2006
1.2 worked fine on my system, but 1.3 has a glitch. Both the Preview pane and Test mode in System Preferences works, but when using the hot corner to trigger the screen saver, I just get a blank screen. This bug is also present in LotsaEscher 1.2. Running 10.3.9 on a iMac G4 700mhz.

I still think that the author needs to bundle a read me file or have a hot link in the options sheet to link back to his homepage.
[Version 1.3]

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Wormwood commented on 14 Jan 2006
A clarification... 1.3 will still work with hot corners if "Desktop Snapshot" is used. The blank screen only seems to occur when using a custom backdrop.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 1.8]



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Aetnaria rated on 11 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8]



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OSX-FTW! rated on 24 Apr 2013

[Version 1.7]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 1.7]



tin-a rated on 12 Aug 2011

[Version 1.6]



Halber-Mensch rated on 17 May 2011

[Version 1.5]


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Version Downloads:5,977
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:10 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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LotsaWater renders a fairly realistic water effect over your desktop, showing it distorted through the wavy surface of the water as raindrops fall on the surface.

It uses quite a bit of CPU power. There are configuration options to vary the accuracy of the simulation to fit the processing power available.


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