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BackLight provides a menu extra (really an NSStatusItem, which are fully supported in Jaguar) that allows you to turn your screensaver on and off as your desktop background. It can also change your screensaver and open the preferences. Having your screensaver on your desktop is quite a cool effect, but you should probably have a Quartz Extreme-capable machine if you want to handle the load.

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • Added Panther and Expose support
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Konfabulator
  • Added option to set the window's transparency
  • Apple's Screen Effects Engine no longer used


Mac OS 10.2 or later, Quartz Extreme highly recommended.

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 37,356
Version Downloads 29,019
License Free
Date 11 Dec 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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