BackLight – ScreenSaver as your Desktop Background
Have you ever thought it’d be cool to use a screensaver as your desktop background? Freshly Squeezed Software thought it would be, so they made a super easy to use application to render any Mac OS X screensaver as your background. BackLight provides a menu to easily select a screensaver and turn the desktop effect on and off. BackLight is pure eye candy, and it easily satisifies your desktop indulgence.
As you can see the menu is simple and self explanatory. As said before, this program is pure eye candy and probably not the best thing to run constantly in the background while you’re trying to do anything processor intensive. BackLight hogs about 8-10% CPU on a 2ghz Core Duo machine, as you can see in the screenshot of ‘top’ running. All in all, it’s a fun app and is sure to attract some attention and jealously from your Windows using friends. Enjoy!
Update: BackLight looks to no longer exist, but a different app called WallSaver achieves similar results.