Whether you have a real passion for insects or simply want to pull a prank on a friend, Cockroach on Desktop can be of service. You can also use it to decorate your desktop during Halloween.
This lightweight and simple-to-use tool allows you to display numerous cockroaches that crawl along your screen. The effect is pretty realistic.
Once you double-click the app's executable file, a set of five cockroaches is displayed in the center of the screen; they start crawling in random directions and have various shapes and speed levels.
Each new program initialization brings up five additional cockroaches. The tool places an icon in the system tray from where you can add one or five more cockroaches. It is also possible to remove one cockroach at a time, by double-clicking it on the screen.
In the 'Settings' area you can set Cockroach on Desktop to stay on top of other applications and to automatically load as system startup, as well as specify the number of cockroaches to start with. Plus, you can access the developer's homepage by accessing the 'About' menu.
The fun tool consumes a very low amount of CPU and system memory, supports three languages for the interface (English, French and German) and has a good response time. Cockroach on Desktop did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs; we have not encountered any sort of problems. Bug lovers can surely related to this app.