A little-known trick will allow you to run your Mac's screensaver as a desktop background. You can use this to have an animated desktop, display useful information, or just for fun. It could be useful in situations where you have your Mac just playing music in a shared space and want something more interesting being shown than just a static image.
Check out Run a Screensaver as Your Desktop Background at YouTube for closed captioning and more options.
Here is the command:
I dod see the terminal command on the web page. I am visually impaired, so I can not see what you entered in the video.,
Jerry: Just added it. Sorry.
Gary, this is awesome. I have one issue though. When I run the app that was created in Automator and try to stop it, the spinning wheel goes away but the screensaver keeps running as my desktop. Any suggestions?
Greg: Not sure why that is working differently for you. I guess you could always just use System Preferences, Desktop & Screensaver to make the desktop switch back.
I cannot quit this either.
Yep same problem here. it keeps running even after quitting but I think because Automator installed it some how when I ran it ? How can we find it and delete it again ? Thanks
Update. I had to quit it under Activity monitor. Kill the process but I don't know if that is the solution really?