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Star Alliance Screensaver (flight Tracker)  
User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5940 times:

This is a really great screensaver...check it out!

You can see all Star-Alliance planes in the air, all over the world. Very cool indeed!


http://www.staralliance.com/star_alliance/star/content/screensaver.html

sully


I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5874 times:

Wow, very interesting, but I wonder how much of it is accurate.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5863 times:

And don't forget you need a web connection, so forget about putting it on a non-wired computer.

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5852 times:

I had that screensaver....got bored of it a few days later.

Now I have one from a window view of different planes in a Holding pattern Smile

Very nice to watch...Loads of different planes and it's at different views in the plane and different times of the day Smile

A320



"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5822 times:

A320eva,
Is there a link where you can download your screensaver?

I have had the Star saver for over a year, maybe even longer and if I could get another Aviation-saver I would gladly replace it...

UTA_flyinghigh,
it does also work when you are not online. You only have to be online to get the updates which is not very often.

Max


User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2232 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

It's a great app. I have it installed for a long time. Unfortunately it is not clean of bugs, especially if run on a stand-alone machine.


2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

One word of advice...dont ever download this, you can never get it off your computer.

I downloaded it about 3 months ago, have had every possible avenue to delete it explored, but it just wont go!


User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

It's not really a flight tracker. The screensaver displays where the aircraft should theoretically be at that time. Still a pretty cool screen saver, however.

pilottim747



Aviation Photographers & Enthusiasts--Coordinate your life.
User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5448 times:

I love it and have it on my machine (not tried to delete it tho'). As Pilottim747 says, it works off the timetables of the various Star Alliance members

User currently onlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

But it is not real time! Same old thing all the time!

User currently offlineGkpetery From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

I agree with Sammyhostie. Don't download it unless you want it on your computer forever. I've had this for several months now. I really like Star Alliance and I thought it would be a good app, but it always want to update itself all the time and will load on your computer to ask you everytime you start your computer. It's really, really annoying. I've tried to take it off, but unlike other programs, it won't go away. Be aware before you download!

User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

I downloaded the screensaver before the messages about it being difficult to delete appeared.

I thought the screensaver was a little tacky so sent it straight to the recycle bin and it disappeared first time. No more trace of it on my computer.

I don't know why other people have had trouble getting rid of it. I'm just an ordinary, casual computer user....



I need to get laid
User currently offlineAeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

I installed this screensaver before. But played for several days found the information is just a "game", not a "real situation" of planes in a particular time on a particular date.

For deletion, I just click to another screensaver to cover it.



Kai Tai - I missed you so much
User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Yeah, it's not as great as I thought. Too bad it couldn't reflect actual real-time flight data. That WOULD be cool. I haven't tried uninstalling it yet (as I still find it interesting to see all of the many STAR routes), but I think it should be easy to get rid of. Just go to control panel > add/remove programs, etc. If it is a regular app, it should appear on your list of programs, and you should be able to delete it.


I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I too had the same problem, there was no way of deleting the damn thing permanently. But I recently reformatted my hard drive (had the dreaded blaster virus) and now its gone forever. I think I will stick to my windows logo screensaver from now!

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1795 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Thanks goodness I read finished this thread before clicking on the download button.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineAeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

I don't think we can get the "real time" flight tracks update since 911


Kai Tai - I missed you so much
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