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Can anyone provide me with what's going on with the new Macs and their desktop pictures? They seem to be animated, kind of taking one of the normal abstract desktop pictures but now they warp and change hue behind the desktop icons. I want to sport that on my desktop with my last year Macs... TIA Jane...

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    Can anyone provide me with what's going on with the new Macs and their
    desktop pictures?

    They seem to be animated, kind of taking one of the normal abstract
    desktop pictures but now they warp and change hue behind the desktop
    icons.

    I want to sport that on my desktop with my last year Macs...

    TIA

    Jane
    Jane Guest

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    Default Re: animated desktop picture on new / demo Macs

    In article <BB27CC9F96685EEBC710.0.1.2>,
    [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote:
    > In article <jaygee-1ACA0D.03032429062003netnews.attbi.com>,
    > Jane <jaygeeinsightbb.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Can anyone provide me with what's going on with the new Macs and their
    > >desktop pictures?
    > >
    > >They seem to be animated, kind of taking one of the normal abstract
    > >desktop pictures but now they warp and change hue behind the desktop
    > >icons.
    >
    > You can tell the OS X screensaver that it should take over the
    > desktop picture rather than taking over the entire display but
    > only when the Mac's not being used. Set up whatever screensaver
    > you want, then open a Terminal window and issue this command:
    >
    > /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.a
    > pp/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background
    >
    > That's all one very long line. The effect will continue until you
    > ^C out of it (hold down the control key while pressing 'c'). There
    > are ways to keep the effect working and then be able to close the
    > Terminal window but getting out of it is harder and I think I've
    > scared you enough for one day.
    >
    >
    LOL - thanks -

    I can't believe that on-the-shelf CompUSA computers would have this hack
    applied to them, but will try this nonetheless...
    Jane Guest

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    Default Re: animated desktop picture on new / demo Macs

    In <jaygee-6259B9.23340701072003netnews.attbi.com> Jane wrote:
    > In article <BB27CC9F96685EEBC710.0.1.2>,
    > [email]slavinshearsay.demon.co.uk[/email]localhost (Simon Slavin) wrote:
    >
    >> In article <jaygee-1ACA0D.03032429062003netnews.attbi.com>,
    >> Jane <jaygeeinsightbb.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Can anyone provide me with what's going on with the new Macs and
    >> >their desktop pictures? They seem to be animated, kind of taking
    >> >one of the normal abstract desktop pictures but now they warp and
    >> >change hue behind the desktop icons.
    >>
    >> You can tell the OS X screensaver that it should take over the
    >> desktop picture rather than taking over the entire display but
    >> only when the Mac's not being used. Set up whatever screensaver
    >> you want, then open a Terminal window and issue this command:
    >>
    >> /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
    >> ScreenSaverEngine.a pp/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background
    >> That's all one very long line. The effect will continue until you
    >> ^C out of it (hold down the control key while pressing 'c'). There
    >> are ways to keep the effect working and then be able to close the
    >> Terminal window but getting out of it is harder and I think I've
    >> scared you enough for one day.
    >
    > LOL - thanks -
    >
    > I can't believe that on-the-shelf CompUSA computers would have this
    > hack applied to them, but will try this nonetheless...
    There are several programs that allow you to enable the desktop screen
    effects without having to muck about with the terminal: BackgroundSaver,
    Backlight, CoolBackground, Screensaver as Desktop etc.

    --
    Roger Johnstone, Invercargill, New Zealand

    Apple II - FutureCop:LAPD - iMac Game Wizard
    [url]http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~rojaws/[/url]
    __________________________________________________ ______________________
    Saying Windows 95 is equal to Macintosh is like finding a potato that
    looks like Jesus and believing you've witnessed the second coming.

    Guy Kawasaki
    Roger Johnstone Guest

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