Nickenich, Germany - Monkeybread Software today is pleased to announce the
release of Transparent Screensaver 2.4, an update to their popular
screensaver utility for Mac OS X. The utility adds a variable transparency
overlay screensaver to the list of screensavers in Preferences. With the
screensaver running at 50% the effect is one of dimming the desktop and all
open windows; 0% is black; 100% is completely transparent. With the screen
lock option engaged, the user can continue to view their iMessage Buddy List,
iTunes Library, or any open process or window, while waking their computer
from screen saver mode is password protected.
If the user wishes to remain logged in to their computer, but prevent
others from using it, he can lock the screen. This is done in System
Preferences - Security - General. By selecting “Require password to wake
this computer from sleep or screen saver,” password authentication will be
necessary to leave screen saver mode. With Transparent Screensaver the user
can continue to view the desktop and all open windows while the computer
remains inaccessible to others, screen locked.
- Transparent screensaver dims screen
- Screen may be locked in transparent screensaver mode
- Screen may be monitored while computer is inaccessible in screen saver mode
- Prevents burn-in, maintains privacy, and protects security
- Simple to use and install utility
Version 2.4 makes Transparent Screensaver Retina compatible. The utility is
self-installing after download, allows variable transparency from 0% to
100%, supports a variable screen update rate of 0 to 30 frames per second,
and includes two additional screensavers: pure white and pure black.
Although screen burn-in (permanent damage to a monitor from continuous
display of a single image over many hours) is less of a problem with modern
LCD screens than CRTs, Apple still provides an optional screensaver
function when there has been no input for three hours or less. At 50% or
less transparency, Transparent Screensaver provides both protection from
burn-in and the ability to monitor a locked screen.
“MBS Transparent Screen Saver is an ideal solution to privacy, security,
and burn-in issues in Mac OS X,” stated MBS CEO Christian Schmitz. “It
incorporates all the benefits of a screensaver, while preserving screen
- Mac OS X 10.5 or later
- 242 KB
Pricing and Availability:
MBS Transparent Screensaver 2.4 for Mac OS X is currently available as
shareware, which is free to test for 30 days. A license is available from
MBS for 15 US Dollars, or 10 Euro. Review copies are available on request.
This update is free for all registered users.
Monkeybread Software: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/
MBS Transparent Screensaver 2.4: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/Transparent.shtml
Download MBS Transparent Screensaver: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/Transparent.zip
Screen Shot: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/images/Transparent.jpg
Application Icon: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/images/MBSLogo.jpg