I have a new favourite screensaver: Fenêtres Volantes. It takes your open windows and makes them fly around in a somewhat random fashion while you’re away from your machine. It’s a bit hard to describe but there’s a flash animation showing how it looks on the site.
The best part is what happens when you move the mouse or press a key to go back to what you were doing – the windows all quickly dive back to their original positions. It’s as if your computer has been cheekily rearranging your windows while you were away and then has to put them back when you return to avoid getting noticed.
The screensaver is Mac-only (sorry Windows and Linux people) and is free, but donations are welcome. It replaces my previous favourite, Toaster Clone, a clone of the retro flying toasters screensaver from the early 90s which is available for Mac and Windows users.
Isn’t it weird how the real need for screensavers has now all-but disappeared with systems such as APM and ACPI and the move to LCD displays, but they’re still popular as ever?