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BlackWatch_1.5.4.sit (88.48 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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BlackWatch_1.5.5.sit (96.21 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: Mini vMac

(from The Readme file)

A simple Macintosh screen saver.

Why another screen saver?

I wrote BlackWatch because none of the screen savers which were available at the time did just what I wanted. Feature-packed screen savers tend to want plenty of RAM, CPU cycles, and disk space, and they patch a lot of operating system routines in order to work. On the other end, bare-bones screen savers don't provide the ability to securely lock your screen with password protection. Also, most screen savers of both types are implemented as system extensions, so you have to reboot your machine to run them or to get rid of them. That isn't optimal if you want to install a screen saver on a networked Macintosh which is busy acting as a server. BlackWatch solves these problems. It's small, quick, simple, compatible, and it's free.


What are its features?

• Small disk footprint and low RAM overhead
• Optionally displays a moving clock of your choice
• Provides password protection which can't be bypassed without restarting the machine
• Can automatically lock the screen when the system goes to sleep
• Displays notification messages from background processes in a scrolling banner
• Runs as a standard process; no INITs or other compatibility hazards
• Doesn't require a reboot to install or deinstall
• Uses as few CPU cycles as possible; doesn't interfere with or slow down other processes
• "Fat" application runs on 68K machines as well as the latest Power Macs
• Supports multiple monitors correctly
• Supports a "white screen" option for use with active matrix LCD displays
• Supports the standard SAVR/SAVC Gestalt selectors used by "screen saver aware" apps
• Mac OS 9 compatible
• Appearance Manager and Keychain Manager savvy


Architecture: 68k PPC

System requirements

BlackWatch will run on any Macintosh, Power Macintosh, or Mac-compatible computer which is capable of running System 7.0 or greater. This includes the Macintosh Plus and later machines.

BlackWatch will run in as little as 64K of RAM (a 128K partition is recommended).