Message
Message 1.5.2
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Clone of fortune screensaver from BeOS.   Free
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Message 1.5.2 ... Inspired by the eponymous screen saver from BeOS, Message fills your screen with text in a variety of randomly (yet carefully!) chosen color/font configurations.

The source of the text is up to you. Message can display the output of any Terminal program (like "fortune," the BSD fortune-cookie program, or maybe just "date," to get the date and time). Or type in any Unicode text you like (something utilitarian perhaps, like "back in an hour" ... or maybe a selection of Unicode dingbats from the Character Palette).

Message blows Windows' old "Marquee"
What's New
Version 1.5.2:
  • Fixes a problem with the built-in fortune script (that either runs the real "fortune" or displays a helpful error message). Message should work with the BSD fortune package again.
  • Adds some additional eye candy to message captions.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Message User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Pissnaround commented on 17 Dec 2009
I wish there was a version that ran on 10.6.+, Was certainly one of my favorites.
[Version 1.5.2]


burypromote

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Dmarcoot commented on 12 Dec 2007
What I dream of is a font book screensaver, one which displays the entire character palette of the font, text or font family name in that font.
[Version 1.5.2]


burypromote

-3

Alex-B reviewed on 03 Jun 2007
The best screensaver of it's type. Best way to implement fortune. If you make this your wallpaper, it's even better.
[Version 1.5]


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Downloads:6,055
Version Downloads:2,021
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:12 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Message 1.5.2 ... Inspired by the eponymous screen saver from BeOS, Message fills your screen with text in a variety of randomly (yet carefully!) chosen color/font configurations.

The source of the text is up to you. Message can display the output of any Terminal program (like "fortune," the BSD fortune-cookie program, or maybe just "date," to get the date and time). Or type in any Unicode text you like (something utilitarian perhaps, like "back in an hour" ... or maybe a selection of Unicode dingbats from the Character Palette).

Message blows Windows' old "Marquee" screensaver right out of the water.


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