An Extra Psychedelic Experience with the Electric Sheep screensaver on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I discovered an interesting trick to enhancing the experience with the Electric Sheep screensaver on Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  1. Install the Electric Sheep screensaver.
  2. In the Screensaver preference pane of System Preferences, select the Electric Sheep screensaver.
  3. Set your “Start screen saver” time to be something short (3-5 minutes).
  4. Press the “Test” button.

This will start up the screensaver, and you can enjoy the visuals for a few minutes. Due to what I'm guessing is a bug, after a enough time has passed to kick in the real screensaver (the time you set in step 3) will start, but the test screensaver will still be running.

The visuals will rapidly flash and alternate between the test and real screensaver, and it results in a pretty psychedelic experience.

And it will scare the pants off your cats.

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