Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Screensaver/Desktop for your Mac

Want to use Gimme Shiny as your Mac screensaver? IdleWeb lets you do just that! Actually it works for any webpage, or a series of webpages. Anyway, install it, open up its Options panel, replace the default URLs with http://gimmeshiny.com and set the "Start scrolling after" to some really large number so it won't keep reloading the page. Enjoy!

IdleWeb also has a desktop option if you want Gimme Shiny running on your desktop, though at the current pace it's pretty distracting (as recently pointed out on the support forum); I'll have to provide the ability to slow it down.

Another option for running a webpage on the Mac desktop is Mach Desktop. Know of any others? How about for Windows?