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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop Desktop
Tiger only hintTiger users will have used the RSS Visualizer screen saver; if not check it out. But, by accident, I managed to set it as my desktop as well -- and it's really cool. I had already installed DesktopEffects when I was running Panther, and the app picked up the RSS screen saver I had set in 10.4.

This appears to be stable under Tiger. The setup is straight-forward; launch and open the RSS Visualizer located in /System/Library/Screen Savers/RSS Visualizer.qtz. The only drawback is that it's not keyboard interactive like the screen saver is.
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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: chubbybat on Jun 03, '05 12:51:49PM

Hi there,

The small-but-perfectly-formed Quartz Desktop allows you to do the same.

cb



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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: zane on Jun 03, '05 07:42:51PM
The linked Quartz Composer Samples on this page by Futurismo Zugakousaku are really nice and make nice additions to any screen saver collection. Tree Stream & Twisted Face are beautiful, and the CNN Globe is very stylish!

Thanks for the link, chubbybat!

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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: alajuela on Jun 04, '05 01:40:54PM

Website seems to be down.



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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: markeyro on Jun 05, '05 09:37:09AM

i tried to download ole quartzdesktop from its publisher, but all i've found are dead links to it. can anyone send me a link for a live version of the file? or post that up here? it would be appreciated. and also, when simply trying to set the rss visualizer from the desktop control panel, it will not let me select that file type. what am i missing???



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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: alajuela on Jun 07, '05 02:23:10PM

It's back up. I just downloaded it.



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10.4: Use RSS Visualizer for the animated desktop
Authored by: KenaiTheMacFan on Oct 16, '05 03:59:30PM

Does it work with mouse-followers?

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Ian



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