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Disko
14th January 2004, 03:51 PM
Hey,

Back in the days of Jaguar, i found a terminal command that set my screensaver to be my desktop background. Now, i can't find that command anywhere... does anyone know where it is? :ph34r:


Infact, this can be a place where we can post all useful, nifty, or interesting commands for OS X... if you have them...

Radar
15th January 2004, 01:51 PM
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &

There are a few issues caused by this apparently, but it should work fine

Disko
15th January 2004, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Radar@Jan 15 2004, 02:21 PM
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &

There are a few issues caused by this apparently, but it should work fine
thanks!!

... but how does one undo it? :unsure:

Radar
15th January 2004, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Disko@Jan 15 2004, 02:58 PM
thanks!!

... but how does one undo it? :unsure:
No idea. :huh: Perhaps just change your background to a standard pic?

jameso
17th January 2004, 10:13 AM
in the terminal type

killall ScreenSaverEngine

for more information on killall type

man killall

for more info on man type

man man

jameso

jameso
1st February 2004, 11:04 AM
ok, dvd as desktop background, if you have an ati card this works.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...ery=dvd+desktop (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011027184220291&query=dvd+desktop)


If you make a PNG image (editor: TIFF also works) with the RGB values 0,16,0 and set it as your desktop picture (the hint he saw recommended using a 1 pixel by 1 pixel PNG) then your dvd player can play on your desktop. Start a dvd and then hide the player!


This is handy if you use virtual desktops and want to be able to see your dvd player at all times........

So really, it's only handy to a select few....

jameso