DeskLickr
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Menu item connects your desktop picture to Flickr.   Free
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DeskLickr is a tiny little tool that sits in your menu bar making sure your Desktop is as sexy as can be.

DeskLickr grabs all its Desktop images from Flickr, while giving you all the options to grab photos from your profile, tag searches or even the DeskLickr group filled with hand selected Desktop goodness.

So start keeping your Mac sexy the easy way!
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • DeskLickr no longer annoys the hell out of those with gloriously massive monitors
  • Queries which result in a small number of images, from which a large percentile are excluded cause warnings to ensure the user has control over DeskLickr (rather than seeing an endless spinning ball)
  • By popular demand, DeskLickr now contains a list of the 5 most recent backgrounds presented.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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onlyone-jc commented on 09 Jun 2008
Great update!

My only gripe now is that when DeskLickr can't find images that aren't below the user's screen resolution quick enough, it asks if you would like to alter the preferences.

While I appreciated this the first time it appeared, it persists on every attempt that it can't obtain an image quick enough. A check-box with 'Don't show this warning again', or 'Don't remind me again' that could be checked to prevent the warning from appearing again would be the perfect remedy.

Otherwise, a fantastic update! Thanks!
[Version 1.4]


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onlyone-jc commented on 06 Nov 2007
Great piece of software! It would be even better if you could add support for Yahoo and/or Google image search as well.
[Version 1.2]


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globetrotterdk reviewed on 01 Aug 2007
Looks quite interesting, but why oh why does everybody and his brother have to make their app a menu bar item? You would think everyone has unlimited menu bar space! Please at least include an option to run DeskLickr as a normal app.

It would be nice if there was an auto change "days" option was included, as well as an option not to show the HUD everytime the picture changes. Lastly, is there a security issue with logging into a Flickr account without asking for a password, as DeskLickr does?
[Version 1.2]


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VeryCarla reviewed on 01 Aug 2007
It would be nice if multi-monitor support were enabled, and it would also be nice if there were an option to save the current desktop, but all in all, it's a really neat little app.
[Version 1.2]


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onlyone-jc had trouble on 12 Jan 2008
I'm experiencing an issue.

Most of the time DeskLickr will work fine, but every now and then it will go to search for and download a new image and the ticker in the menu bar will just keep turning and won't download any image. Other times, it will get past the ticker and on to the download progress icon, but it doesn't download the image, and the download progress icon just remains empty.

Quitting DeskLickr sometimes fixes this, but most of the time it doesn't. Trashing the preferences sometimes cures it, too. However, sometimes this doesn't work, either.

It's just a matter of waiting until it decides to work again.

Another minor issue, is the option to ignore all images below the resolution of the given display. For some reason, it doesn't seem to work for me.

I do have one suggestion regarding this, though. It would be nice to be able to select the fill type of the image, especially for images smaller than the screen's resolution. For example, a drop-down menu with 'Fill Screen', 'Stretch To Fill Screen', 'Centre', and 'Tile'. Some kind of 'Smart' system would be a good idea, too - where it detects which fill type it should use according to the resolution of the image and the resolution of the screen.

I'm not sure if it's just me suffering these issues. But, otherwise a great product!

Thank you!
[Version 1.3.1]


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globetrotterdk had trouble on 08 Jan 2008
The issue with Finder windows seems to have been worked out. I haven't experienced any problems in the newest version. However, I am now experiencing a similar issue when clicking between application windows.

I would still like to know how the app gets my Flickr password, as I have never been prompted for it and I have foundno item in the app preferences.
[Version 1.3.1]


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globetrotterdk had trouble on 17 Aug 2007
I am experiencing a problem with open folder windows I am unable to move or resize and open folder windows that "forget" the contents for the correct folder, showing instead the contents of another folder. This behavior stops when I don't use DeskLickr.
[Version 1.2]


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Downloads:5,216
Version Downloads:2,756
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:27 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DeskLickr is a tiny little tool that sits in your menu bar making sure your Desktop is as sexy as can be.

DeskLickr grabs all its Desktop images from Flickr, while giving you all the options to grab photos from your profile, tag searches or even the DeskLickr group filled with hand selected Desktop goodness.

So start keeping your Mac sexy the easy way!


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