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After Dark: Flying Toasters

A recreation of the Flying Toasters screensaver that was part of the After Dark series of original screensavers for the Apple Mac operating system. Bread toasters with wings and toasted slices of bread fly through the screen against a solid black background.

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Flying toasters does not work on macOS Catalina 10.15 - update?24 months ago
Flying Toasters Dont Work on OS X 10.5, 10.7 or 10.1022 years ago
Mac Flying Toasters Freezes after 5 seconds12 years ago

Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Extract the screensaver file from the After Dark Flying Toasters ZIP file you downloaded, to the Windows folder on your hard drive, usually located at C:\Windows.
  2. Right-click the screensaver file where you copied it and select "Install".

Apple Mac OS X

  1. Double-click the "After Dark Flying Toasters.saver" contained within the ZIP file you downloaded to install the screensaver.
  2. If OS X complains the program can't be opened because it is "from an unidentified publisher," right-click the screensaver file and select "Open", then click "Open" again.

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  1.   After Dark Flying Toasters Win.zip (Windows)
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User reviews (35)

Nostalgia at its finest!

by DougInMaine on August 11, 2020

I nearly wept when I got this to work on my laptop and external monitor; I can't believe how long it's been since I had the first version of After Dark! and how much I've missed it. The best dose of nostalgia I've had in a while!

Note the security tips: https://www.screensaversplanet.com/help/guides/mac/file-cant-be-opened-because-it-is-from-an-unidentified-developer-38

by amkaplan on July 29, 2020

Doesn't work if you're using nVidia surround

by Vorden on July 3, 2020

For the first time in 20 years, I have flying toasters on my computer! It takes me back to high school and installing After Dark onto my 386SX-16 with a whopping TWO MEGABYTES of RAM (!) and watching those toasters stutter and jerk across the screen; today they glide effortlessly across the screen on my dual core i5 MacBook Pro. My, how times have changed...

by Regan on June 14, 2020

Yep. definitely loved it in the early 90s on my Quadra when working at an oil company in Lagos. Great stuff!!!

by big jimi naija on April 28, 2020

The screen saver is very nice. I wished there would be all the other afterdeck modules incl. Disney and StarTreck available for MacOS X. My only problem in Mac Catalina is that every once in a while the system pops up and requests to move the screensaver to the Trash Bin since from an unidentified developer. Although I go to the privacy settings preferences to allow opening the screensaver, it happens over and over again. Its a bit disturbing. Any one has the same issues and maybe a solution to this problem?

by Roger on April 28, 2020

It's not codesigned. Therefore, I can't trust it on my system. Very disappointed.

by Doesnt Matter on April 26, 2020

Works great for me on my MBP running 10.15.4 - across my 30" Cinema Display and 2 x 27" 1080i screens all at once!

Shame there's no configurable settings - so a star off for that.

But otherwise I'm awash with nostalgia!

by Nick on March 2, 2020

Reminds me of my childhood. You should allow for multiple monitor settings, though.

by Chris Kreschollek on November 25, 2019

Great screensaver. No settings, alas. But it's free and works on Catalina! I like the retro stuff. This a feel-good screensaver.

by Isotizer on November 2, 2019

Sadly doesn't work on XP for me :/ 2 stars

by zoomer4548 on October 21, 2019

Major Love for Flying Toasters. Really Relax My Mind.

by Carlos Sosa on October 20, 2019

Fantastic. I wish operating systems had more character like they did in the good old days. Nowadays everything is so sterile and there's no way at all to add personal touches to your environment. Sad. But this screensaver really helps bring back the memories of better OS days. Very, very well done.

by John Schilling (StimpSoft) on September 5, 2019

Great to have a FREE version that works with Windows 10.
(I have home version with all updates as of 7/2019).
Installed and worked no problems.

by Chris on July 16, 2019

great! pity that you haven't any personalization about dimensions, speed... but ok, it's freeware :)

by fabrizio g on February 21, 2019

I think they are a great piece of art and they are very much missed, I flourished with them growing up with Windows 3.0, 98 and XP.
I would also like to see an updated Free Agent Screen savers like Morface, On Patrol, etc...

by Monk Paloo on December 2, 2018

Nice touch of nostalgia - works fine on Mojave. (OS 10.14)

by Ox on October 3, 2018

Great Screensaver! Only Problem is that it Does Not Work on Mac OS 10.6.8.

by Mastergeko4 on September 20, 2018

Not optimized for 4k screen. The instants of the toasters disappear before they are out of the screen, and none of them reaches the bottom left of the screen.

by Joa on July 25, 2018

Its Does Not Have Any Of The Customization The Original Had
3 stars

by Collin Anderson on June 21, 2018

Works perfectly on Mac OS on both single and multiple display setups.

by Jay on April 12, 2018

Sadly does not work on multiple monitors, and doesn't even make the second monitor black, wanted to like this, but that's unfortunate :-(

by BoFiS on April 4, 2018

Very nice. It reminds on former times working with Windows XP. Now I have installed the screensaver to Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1709. To install the screensaver copy the scr-file to C:\Windows\System32. To activate goto settings-personalization-lockscreen, scroll to last entry: settings screensaver.

by Horst Hader on December 21, 2017

Thank you! Really well executed/ported. I missed it! Works great!

by Eric on November 22, 2017

Still have the original CD and run it on my XP machine. Shortly updating my machine and hope I can get it to run on Windows 10.
I like the falling bouncing balls (Marbles) the best.

by Jim Butterworth on November 20, 2017

Thank you for bringing this back!

by Michel Larocque on September 24, 2017

Love it1

by Mitc h.. on September 6, 2017

THIS IS SO GREAT! Thank you for porting this over! :))))

by Eric on August 18, 2017

Great thing, finally!
Suggestions for a new version:
user can use a configuration menue to define
- background image and foreground image (that reflects on toasters)
- light brightness and adjust color (affects flying items only)
- light location (affects flying items only)

by Hirnsausen on April 20, 2017

nostalgia, nice nostalgia

by ih on March 21, 2017

I can watch it forever, like I used to do. Toasters fly a bit too smoothly, though.

by Kota on March 15, 2017

Pretty good. In fact I love it! Except - no sound. I miss the Flying Toasters anthem
Flying out of the sun
The smell of toast is in the air
When there's a job to be done
The Flying Toasters will be there!

by Sean on February 8, 2017

MMmmMM... tasty.

by Toast on January 30, 2017

OMG the nostalgia! Runs so smoothly too.

by Perry Bruns on July 1, 2016

Reminds me good memories!

by Colin on June 9, 2016

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