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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.

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Price Free    Disk 0.31-4.59 MB    Windows Apple for Windows, Mac    Downloads 11,441
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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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We have 2 files for "The Colour Clock"

  1.   TheColourClockInstall.exe (Windows)
  2.   TheColourClockScreensaver.zip (Mac)
File report #1
File nameTheColourClockInstall.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size4.59 MB (4,809,045 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Anti-virus
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Popularity
Total downloads8,044
Last downloaded14 hours ago
File verification
MD57c0ee191c9ab3dab85aa07c5c97c0128
SHA17823d5966d990a88bbe16d382e8e7a91f6a5398a
SHA256884b50638cba6a81916df50efc180deb3a365e03a2a7296e1b8156e22727541b
File report #2
File nameTheColourClockScreensaver.zip
Target system Apple Mac
File size319.25 kB (326,914 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Anti-virus
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Popularity
Total downloads3,397
Last downloaded2 hours ago
File verification
MD57040183f011b2949149c87e4f6de6f36
SHA1b1a8406ecb40aff0907f2ab8241c0eaea08edd38
SHA256914fd11cd79e3e40ddb26a0783248d4bef799094e79d676bdab4bdfea1d746bc

User reviews (9)

Had this screensaver on my Surface and loved it! Can't get it to run on Mac at the moment though. Still a great screensaver — I find myself staring at it when I should be getting work done.

by BT on July 7, 2021

Time

by Senuri on June 16, 2021

5+

by Sergiy on July 28, 2018

fine

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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