What screensaver for Windows can display a console window, and be used to run a custom console application?

For example, a screensaver that could be configured with the command "ping -t". When activated, it blanks the screen and displays a continuous ping to a host. Then when the mouse moves, it terminates the "ping" process.

(That was an example; I'm looking for a general-purpose screensaver that can run any console application.)

Does such a thing exist?

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Try Screen Launcher. It can run any application as a screen saver.

  • Good thought - but it doesn't blank the screen; nor does it kill the process once I move the mouse.
    – Calroth
    Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 6:51

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