Falling in Love With More Than One Screensaver: The Fun Part
Having from five to ten and more favorite screensavers is cool. But how do you enjoy them all in a straightforward and convenient way? Draw the power you need from the little yet useful tools discussed in this article!
As you remember, earlier in my article "What to Do if You Fall in Love With
More Than One Screensaver" we discussed the standard way of switching between
multiple screensavers. Having that possibility is a pleasure indeed. Just
imagine that your operating system doesn't let you easily vary
screensavers to suit your mood. You'd be forced to uninstall the installed
screensaver, and then install a new one. Avoiding this effort would lead you
to a fabulous triumph of utter boredom! Thankfully, it's not the case.
Furthermore, as you will see, there are tools that make switching between your
favorite screensavers a breeze.
As strange as it may sound, computers were created to make our lives
easier. Really, they are very good at automating repeating and boring tasks.
And now is the very moment to remind them of that.
Imagine your innermost dream. You just sit doing nothing and your computer,
your dutiful servant, takes care of your problem without your slightest
intervention. All what is left to you is to enjoy the fruits of its labor.
Nice, huh? Ta-da! Enter Random Screensaver!
If you have never heard about Random Screensaver, fear not! "Random" here
has nothing to do with a random and unpredictable mess on your screen. It's
the first little tool that will help you drive away the boredom of
manually switching between your favorite screensavers.
The idea behind the tool is simple yet very useful. Random Screensaver is
not a screensaver in the first place. It wears this disguise to take control
each time the operating system says it's a perfect moment to start the
screensaver. Once in control the tool looks at the list of available screensavers
and asks a random performer from the list to start its show.
That's it! If you install Random Screensaver, you will never have to switch
your savers manually. Each time a different screensaver will start. All
your favorites will get a regular outing!
Oh! I've forgotten to tell you the most important thing. Random Screensaver
is completely free, and you can download it from this page:
There you will find two different versions: "Quick download" and "Full
installation." The first one is a bare screensaver file and is very small. The
second is a self-extracting installation package that will do all the
installation work for you, but it's much bigger. If you don't want to waste
your time downloading the bigger package, it's time to recall my previous
article "What You Should Know About Installing Screensavers". There you can
get the knowledge needed to install the bare screensaver file.
Now that we have solved our primary problem, I can hear some of my readers
start grumbling. If you are one of them, I know what's bothering you. Remember
in the beginning of this article I said how bad it would be if you could not
match your mood with running screensavers? But Random Screensaver knows
nothing about your feelings. It simply runs a random screensaver. Well, there
still is a cure for those of you who can't stand this disease.
The second tool I would like to tell you about is AllSaver! Although not
free, it's a perfect cure for the second problem. It works much like Random
Screensaver, but in addition to running a random show, it lets you tell
exactly which screensavers you would like to see. So if you feel today is a
good day for just five of your favorite savers, and other twenty of them
should rest, you can have it this way! Simply add those five to the list, and
But wait, there's even more to please you! AllSaver! has one unique
feature. It makes it possible to run two or four of your favorites at the same
time! You select how many screensavers to run, and AllSaver! splits the screen
as needed, providing the space for all running screensavers.
If you can't wait to see it in action, you can download this amazing tool
using this link:
Use these tools, and say "no" to the boredom of seeing one and only
screensaver! Variety is a good thing. Have fun!
About the author. Roman Kramar is a software developer who enjoys writing screensavers as
his time permits. Visit his site at www.elasticsystems.com to find out more about
screensavers and his work.