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 Readme for:  Graphics » Screenblanker » bubbleblanker.lha

Bubbleblanker

Description: A Screenblanker Patterned after Vista's
Download: bubbleblanker.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 885kb
Version: 1.1
Date: 14 Mar 08
Author: PEB
Submitter: PEB
Email: revbloedel/gmail com
Requirements: pngalpha.library and Commander (v. 2.1)
Category: graphics/screenblanker
Replaces: graphics/screenblanker/bubbleblanker.lha
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 3528
 
Comments: 2
Snapshots: 0
Downloads: 388  (Current version)
478  (Accumulated)
Votes: 0 (0/0)  (30 days/7 days)

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"Bubble Blanker" is another one of my 'bloated' programs that I made with
Hollywood 3.0. I hope you enjoy it!

This is a screensaver patterned after the famous Vista bubble screensaver. There
is already a version for OS4 as well as the classic 68k. (Versions for MorphOS
and Aros can be compiled on request.) If you would rather not use certain of the
included bubbles in the "Bubbles" drawer, just move whichever ones you don't
want to use to the "Disabled" drawer.

The following tooltypes are available:
NUMBER=<the number of bubbles to be displayed on screen at a time>
SIZE=<either Small, Medium, or Large>
MAGNIBUBBLES=<either yes or no> (note that setting this tooltype to 'yes' can
really slow things down, so you might need to use smaller or fewer bubbles if
you chose to use this option)
SUPERBUBBLE=<either yes or no> (note that setting this tooltype to 'yes'
overrides all of the other tooltype settings)

NOTE: If the floating bubbles seem to be moving a bit sluggishly, you might have
to select a smaller size, or decrease the number of bubbles that are used.

This program can be activated by double-clicking its icon. If you want to use
"Bubble Blanker" as an actual screen blanker, you need to use it together with
Alex Carmona's excellent "Commander" multi-purpose screen blanker module
(available on OS4 Depot). Just be sure to set Commander's Clock option to
"none", and remember to add "WBRun" (without the quotation marks) before the
path pointing Commander to BubbleBlanker in order for the tooltype settings to
be used.

On a suggestion by Alex C. I've added an ARexx port (name=BUBBLEBLANKER) that
can receive the command QUIT to end BubbleBlanker. Even though BubbleBlanker
ends by itself if the mouse is moved or if a key is pressed, this ARexx command
can be helpful if you want Commander to exit BubbleBlanker in cases of StandBy,
Suspend, or PowerOff.

*Special thanks to Ken Lester Jr. for his bubble artwork.

Version 1.1 (3/15/08):
*Changed the code to make the bubble movement a bit smoother.

Version 1.0 (3/5/08):
*First attempt

*********** If you like this program and would like to drop me some e-mail or
PayPal encouragement (or if you have any suggestions to make this program
better) my e-mail address is: revbloedel()gmail.com OR
revbloedel()yahoo.com.***********

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