Wallsaver
Wallsaver 2.5.3
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Wallsaver is written in AppleScript and allows users to run any screen saver as their desktop wallpaper.

On a side note: Please use the "File Bug Report" feature to report any and all bugs, no matter how small. This will tremendously help making Wallsaver better. Thanks.
What's New
Version 2.5.3:
  • This update is ONLY for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Users on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger should NOT upgrade. More information is available here.
  • Added "Install Screen Saver" option under the "Extras" menu
  • Fixed & optimized code for populating list of screen savers. This should make more third-party screen savers appear in the screen saver list.
Version 2.5.3:
  • This update is ONLY for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Users on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger should NOT upgrade. More information is available here.
  • Added "Install Screen Saver" option under the "Extras" menu
  • Fixed & optimized code for populating list of screen savers. This should more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Wallsaver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(3)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
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Beamy commented on 14 Apr 2014
Download Link:
http://softwaredl.nwwnetwork.net/wallsaver_releases/Wallsaver_2.5.3.dmg
[Version 2.5.3]


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+30
Mtcobra commented on 12 Sep 2009
Doesn't work if you're using Camouflage. If the icons are hidden by Camouflage, the chosen screensaver will not display.

Odd: While trying out Wallsaver (with Camouflage running), and finding it didn't work, I Zapped the app and all associated files. Then I noticed my screensaver flashed, and on a hunch, I told Camouflage to Show Icons. Bingo, the program was running. I guess the script had run it course, and deleting the program had no effect (until I reboot, I assume). Odd.

But since I really enjoy Camouflage, I'll not be re-downloading Wallsaver.

Otherwise, good program - just makes you kinda seasick when your desktop is moving around.
[Version 2.5.2]


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+1

+294

thus.spake.z reviewed on 12 Sep 2009
Works just fine on my MacBook Pro Intel core 2 duo w/10.5.8. Wallsaver's U.I. isn't as polished/slick as xBack's (been using xBack for several years...it's $10), however, Wallsaver runs my all time favorite screensaver, "Electric Sheep" smoothly and without issue while xBack crashes every time when trying to run it.
It would be nice if Wallsaver had a setting to utilize screensaver options just as xBack does, though.
A menu bar icon to invoke Wallsaver's features would be sweet....xBack has one.
With the above mentioned additions, I'd be willing to pay a few drachmas for Wallsaver.
[Version 2.5.2]


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+7
Dahmenator commented on 11 Sep 2009
Both MacUpdate and the developers website claim this version should run on 10.4. I don't know about that, but I can tell you that it will not launch on 10.5.8. It unexpectedly quits every time.
[Version 2.5.1]

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+5
Nww Network (developer) replied on 12 Sep 2009
Please re-download Wallsaver 2.5.2 from http://www.wallsaverapp.com. This update fixed Mac OS X 10.5 compatibility.

(Since Wallsaver crashes on launch, you won't be able to update using the build in update feature.)

Sorry for any inconvenience!
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+1

+7
Dahmenator replied on 15 Sep 2009
Thanks for the quick update, Developer. Wallsaver 2.5.2 works like a charm on 10.5.8. Much appreciated.
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+1

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Steven Goodheart reviewed on 11 Sep 2009
Awesome! Snow Leopard compatibility! Now works great. After installing SL, I missed using Wallsaver - thanks so much to the developer for this great *free* app!
[Version 2.5.1]


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+10
AppScout commented on 08 Jul 2008
Doesn't seem to work correctly - 10.5.4

Uses SysPref choosen saver fine. Shows black screen if you make WSaver choose.
[Version 2.3.2]

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Nww Network (developer) replied on 09 Jul 2008
Please contact our support @ www.nwwnetwork.net/support

There is a fix available.
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+1

+5
Nww Network (developer) replied on 09 Jul 2008
MacUpdate won't let me edit the previous post, so here's a new one.

Some screen savers are not compatible with Wallsaver. When those screen savers are run, a black background will be displayed.

Again, please contact support. They can provide more information & help.
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+1

+6
erase_ commented on 07 Jun 2008
great app... got my graffiti pics as my background and it looks fresh!
[Version 2.3.2]


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+1
db commented on 06 Jun 2008
just gets better and better ... and it's free! many, many thanks.
[Version 2.3.2]


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+1

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WC_Scott commented on 11 Mar 2008
I love it! The motion across my pictures is way cool! If you have the Apple series of HQ pictures, this app makes them look even better.

Thumbs up!
[Version 1.4.6]


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+40
nostrodumbass commented on 25 Feb 2008
Nice and simple. Works smoothly.
Would be sweet if it could be accessed via a menu bar icon.
Not nearly as slick and refined as xBack, though. That one's $10.
[Version 1.4.3]


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+12
cyann had trouble on 18 Jun 2007
This nice little app puts my System Preferences>Desktop out of order and transform it in a blanck window.
[Version 1.3.3]

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Nww Network (developer) replied on 19 Jun 2007
Please contact support @ www.nwwnetwork.net/support/
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+4
simichavel had trouble on 31 May 2007
Now, opening Wallsaver does nothing. Clicking Activate gets a message that it is already running. Clicking Stop gets a message that it is already not running. Clicking Repair gets it going.

Suggestions: 1. Provide preference to have screensaver activated permanently. 2. Add link to Desktop/Screensaver Preferences. 3. Window interface unnecessary. Make it a menu item with activate now, activate permanently, stop, select screensaver.
[Version 1.2]

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Nww Network (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2007
I had lots of issues while dealing with the preference (.plist) files. Be sure you're staying updated using the built-in update feature.

Version 1.3 (latest as of this writing) addresses all these issues.

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it really helps.
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Yil2201 had trouble on 29 May 2007
This is great soft, it does what it must.
But maybe too fast ! I just opened the soft and my screensaver started. Repair button just restart it, but it doesn't stop it. And activate button is always enabled. But one click on the Restore button worked.
[Version 1.2]

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Nww Network (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2007
Please update to the most recent version (1.3 as of writing this comment), it fixes the startup error you mention.

Thanks for commenting on Wallsaver. Sorry for the problems you had.

weftech rated on 23 Nov 2011

[Version 2.5.3]


Downloads:56,354
Version Downloads:24,731
Type:Utilities : Wallpaper
License:Free
Date:30 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Wallsaver is written in AppleScript and allows users to run any screen saver as their desktop wallpaper.

On a side note: Please use the "File Bug Report" feature to report any and all bugs, no matter how small. This will tremendously help making Wallsaver better. Thanks.


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