Don't you think that your desktop is starting to get boring? Static windows that need to be dragged around by your mouse cursor only to remain where they're put... This is totally uninteresting.
Fly on Desktop is a a very small application that performs the very necessary task of generating up to some fifty virtual flies that wander around on your monitor display. There's nothing else to it.
The flies are set to always on top but can change that in the settings. You can also change how many flies do you want to spawn at start-up. So you have your options if you prefer too see an infestation or just want a small companion on your screen during winter time (when flies become naturally shy or too big to tolerate).
While Fly on Desktop is running you can double click a fly to make it disappear. Alternatively you can remove all of the flies from the right click menu of the system tray icon. There you can also add one or five flies at once. This controls the fly population in case you enjoy hunting for them.
The flies themselves behave quite naturally, moving around in random direction, waiting for absurd periods of time (just like real flies do) and grinding their fore legs to your delight. At first glance the impression is strong (I sometimes clinch when I see the FoD icon on my desktop, let alone a moving fly. Still, the animation is very basic. The flies turn instantly instead of having a turn transition and their at-rest position is always the same. Still you might get over that.
Drive Software also made Ladybug and Butterflies versions of this. Cockroaches are also available for your enjoyment!
- Can fool you into thinking that there's a pesky fly leaving its filth on your precious monitor
- May work as a substitute friend
- There aren't enough animations
- The wings don't blend with the underlying colour
Fly on Desktop is just one in a series of four gag type applications. It is fast to install and can work as a harmless joke to pull on your fellow office mate while they're away enjoying their meal. Bon appétit!