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I believe I saw this one on the MacFixIt forums today. If you like some of the images that are loaded by the screensaver application, you can also use them as desktop pictures. Navigate in the GUI (use the terminal if you wish, but these are GUI instructions) to:

/System/Library/Screen Savers/

There are four screen savers with images (Abstract, Beach, Cosmos, and Forest). Control-click on any one of those four, and pick Show Package Contents. When the new window opens, navigate to Contents/Resources/Images, and you'll see a list of images (and their previews, if you switch to column view).

To use the images as desktop pictures, just copy the one(s) you are interested in to a destination in a new finder window. You can now tell Desktop Preferences to use these images as desktops!
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You can *run* screensavers as the background!
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 04, '01 02:39:17AM

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ -debug -module Cosmos

Of course, it "unlocks" the screen when the mouse moves or the keyboard is hit, but it would be trivial to create a cocoa app that would do this automatically.

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You can *run* screensavers as the background!
Authored by: dev/null on Jan 31, '03 11:29:47AM


What about this one ?

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/\ -background &


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Use screensaver images for desktop background
Authored by: poolish on Oct 18, '07 12:40:50PM

if you go to the folder where the images from the screensaver are, then go to the change desktop background thing in system preferences, then go on choose folder, now go back to the finder window, and drag the folder icon at the top of the finder window next to where it shows the current opened folder name. drag it onto the choose folder window, then click ok.
does the same thing really, but u dont have to copy the images to somewhere else.

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