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The Colour Clock

This digital clock screensaver translates the current time into a hexadecimal color code. Hours are mapped to red, minutes to green and seconds to blue channels, so a new color code is generated every second. The background color is continually adjusted to the calculated color, and the hexadecimal code is shown just below the time, both displayed in a bold, white font. You can, however, opt to show only the time or only the color.

This screensaver requires the Adobe Flash Player that is no longer supported. It probably won't work.
Price Free    Disk 0.31-1.11 MB    Windows Apple for Windows, Mac    Downloads 11,049
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Start the installation program for the Colour Clock screensaver by double-clicking the TheColourClock.exe file you downloaded.
  2. Click "Continue" to begin the installation, then click "Finish" to exit the installer.
  3. The Colour Clock is now your default screensaver. Open up the Screen Saver Settings panel to verify this and to optionally change the screensaver's settings.

Anti-virus report for The Colour Clock

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Virus scannerTheColourClock.exeTheColourClockScreensaver.zip
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We have 2 files for "The Colour Clock"

  1.   TheColourClock.exe (Windows)
  2.   TheColourClockScreensaver.zip (Mac)
File report #1
File nameTheColourClock.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size1.11 MB (1,168,241 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Total downloads7,735
Last downloaded33 minutes ago
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File report #2
File nameTheColourClockScreensaver.zip
Target system Apple Mac
File size319.25 kB (326,914 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Total downloads3,314
Last downloaded14 hours ago
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User reviews (13)

Kam, Open your screensaver settings and click "TheColorClock".
To preview, press V.

by Lee on March 13, 2021

For anyone having issues with the screensaver not working now that Flash is down- check out the comments on this post!

by Crab on January 17, 2021

Like said in other comments, it stopped working after Flash was no longer a thing. RIP my favorite screensaver

by Mash on January 16, 2021

So sad to lose this to the Great Flash Apocalypse. :(

by WorkSnakes on January 14, 2021

Stopped working since it was flash based, will probably never see an update.

by Anthony on January 14, 2021


by Sergiy on July 28, 2018

0/10 stars, needs flash player, nobody likes flash player. Please fix it!

by Joa on July 25, 2018


by ali amin on December 17, 2017

I can't seem to find the ActiveX component required to use this screensaver, but it looks very promising!

by Jeff on April 4, 2017

This is so cool!
I use Windows 10 and it works :D

by ThyraJenkins on July 9, 2016

Using Windows 10, I don't know how to get it to run, sadly! I love the color clock in the browser, but my screen just won't save :(

by Kam on July 8, 2016

Very cool and lots of customisation to make it exactly what you want.

by John on May 1, 2016

Amazing! Very cool.

by Tom on June 4, 2015

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