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matpop
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Feb 2, 2007, 01:59 PM
 
I'm looking for a good screensaver; which one do you prefer?
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Feb 2, 2007, 02:05 PM
 
I prefer Beach.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 02:37 PM
 
Fenetres Volantes. Amazing.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Fenetres Volantes. Amazing.
i second that.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 03:01 PM
 
*Looks up Fenetres Volantes on MacUpdate*

Oooh, I concur.
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Feb 2, 2007, 04:26 PM
 
Flying icons (freeware)
Some of the useless creations screensavers? (shareware)
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 07:54 PM
 
While there are several interesting individual savers -- RollerCoaster certainly comes to mind (also home to "DasBlinkenLights", and what a cool looking website!) -- those who like Fenêtres Volantes should probably check out Carousel.



Carousel is part of the <XScreenSaver> collection, a bunch of modules ported from Linux/Unix X11 Window systems. Carousel works best for me when pointed to my folder full of album cover art (jpegs).

Also included in that (free) XScreenSaver collection are 200 other savers (okay, so they're not ALL great). Some of the highlights are: Atlantis, BouncingCow [2 die 4], FlipScreen3D [similar to Fenêtres], FlyingToasters [slick], Gleidescope, GLSlideshow, Molecule, Phosphor, Sproingies, Superquadrics, XAnalogTV [not so great maybe], and XMatrix [better than Red Pill].
( Last edited by Hal Itosis; Feb 2, 2007 at 08:18 PM. Reason: [added comments])
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Feb 3, 2007, 04:53 PM
 
Desktop Puddle is quite cool.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 05:10 PM
 
If you like the Matrix look go for Red Pill:

Red Pill 1.4.2 - MacUpdate


But I also really like Fentres Volantes.

Videation Nation is also cool if you want to turn your iMac/Book into a mirror:

Videation Nation 1.0 - MacUpdate


*edit* Almost forgot! Skyrocket is also amazing!:

Skyrocket 1.2.1 - MacUpdate
( Last edited by kmkkid; Feb 3, 2007 at 05:18 PM. )
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 06:14 PM
 
Electric Sheep

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AbstractMotion

Finally one that I really like. It's simply art. Just leave it running for a few minutes.

substrate it's included in this xscreensaver collection or DL it here.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 06:34 PM
 
My favorites are LotsaWater and PlasmaTunnel.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 08:13 PM
 
Ah.

Don't forget Fluid.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 08:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
My favorites are LotsaWater and PlasmaTunnel.
LotsaWater Seconded
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 08:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sourbook View Post
LotsaWater Seconded
When i said Desktop Puddle, i meant LotsaWater. got 'em confused.

LotsaEtcher is crazy.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 11:35 PM
 
lotsaglass is pretty cool too
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 08:59 AM
 
If you're on Tiger, many cool Quartz compositions can be used as screensavers.

See QuartzComps - Quartz Composer Resource or http://www.quartzcompositions.com/
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Feb 5, 2007, 12:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by siMac View Post
If you're on Tiger, many cool Quartz compositions can be used as screensavers.

See QuartzComps - Quartz Composer Resource or http://www.quartzcompositions.com/
dont try all those previews.... some of them took up 100% cpu, forcing me to restart because i couldnt do anything.

hopefully there will be better cpu power handling for quartz in safari in an update.
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 01:02 PM
 
the previews work perfectly for me, odd.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 02:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
the previews work perfectly for me, odd.
because you have a faster machine, or the intel code is different..
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 03:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by kick52 View Post
dont try all those previews.... some of them took up 100% cpu, forcing me to restart because i couldnt do anything.

hopefully there will be better cpu power handling for quartz in safari in an update.
Yeah sorry, should have warned you not to try and preview them in Safari. Alt-click to download them and then check 'em out in Quicktime Player.
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 06:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by elrah View Post
This one never worked for me. Didn't download anything at all. Anyone else have the same problem?
     
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Feb 6, 2007, 04:05 AM
 
lots of cool screen savers. Thanks.
     
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