Reddit Pics Screensaver
Have you ever wanted a screensaver that just cycled through the top pics on the /r/pics sub-Reddit? I did too, but who has time to learn how to make screensavers? Then I found out about WebSaver for OS X, a simple screen saver that shows any given url when your screen saver timeout activates.
- Install WebSaver, you can get it here.
- Download this HTML file to
~/Library/Screen Savers. Don't bother trying to view it in the browser, it won't work due to cross domain restrictions.
- Open up the Screen Savers preferences panel and select the WebSaver.
- Click on "Options" and set the URL to the local file. For me this is:
file:///Users/nirmal/Library/Screen%20Savers/redditPicsScreensaver.html. As the page requeries the /r/pics frontpage, I disabled the automatic reload.
- Start the screensaver and enjoy! The first image load may take some time but it should be pretty smooth afterwards.