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Screen Saver Stuck on Mac? How to Fix It

Aug 17, 2019 - 8 Comments
Mac stuck on screen saver

Ever had your Mac get stuck on the screen saver? This can happen sometimes and when it does the Mac is unusable since the screen saver is quite literally stuck activated. The most obvious symptom of this problem is just as it sounds; the screen saver is enabled and active, but the Mac won’t respond … Read More

Get a Fancy Animated Apple Logo Screensaver for Mac

May 3, 2019 - 12 Comments
Brooklyn animated Apple logo screen saver

If you’re looking for a unique Apple-themed screensaver for the Mac, the free third party Brooklyn screen saver offers a fun collection of stylized and fanciful animations of the Apple logo. The animated Apple logos used in the Brooklyn screensaver appear to be based on various Apple logo animations seen during an Apple event from … Read More

Get the Apple TV Space Screen Savers on Mac

Dec 2, 2018 - 5 Comments
Get the space screen savers from Apple TV on Mac

Some absolutely stunning space screen savers exist on the latest Apple TV system software versions, presumably captured from the International Space Station, or perhaps some other satellite. Thanks to a third party effort, you can get those gorgeous space screensavers from the Apple TV on a Mac too, in up to 4k video resolution.

How to Set an Animated GIF as Screen Saver on Mac OS

Jul 23, 2018 - 5 Comments
Use an animated GIF as screen saver on Mac

Have you ever wished you could have an animated GIF as the screen saver on a Mac? Well there’s no reason to wish, because an animated GIF screen saver can be a Mac reality, with no rubbing of genie bottles needed. Using an animated GIF as a screen saver is a bit goofy and probably … Read More

The Default Screen Saver Locations on Mac OS

Jun 3, 2018 - 4 Comments
Default screen saver location in Mac OS

The Mac has two general directories where screen savers are stored, one at the user level and for each user account, and one at the system level which stores all the default screen savers included on a Mac. Knowing where the screen saver directories are located can be useful for various reasons, whether for installing … Read More

A Prank Kernel Panic Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Jul 22, 2016 - 16 Comments

Little is dreaded more in the Mac world than the kernel panic, the Mac OS X equivalent of the Windows Blue Screen of Death of yesteryear. While modern versions of Mac OS X don’t display the kernel panic screen like they used to, that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some mischievous fun with a … Read More

Get a Windows Logo Screen Saver on Mac with FoolSaver

May 6, 2016 - 7 Comments

Want to disguise your Mac a bit and make it look like it’s running Windows? Maybe throw someone off or prank a coworker? Or perhaps you’re just feeling nostalgic for those beautiful Windows logo screen savers of yesteryear? You can relive the Windows screen saving experience this with a goofy .saver file called FoolSaver for … Read More

Play Video as Screen Saver in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2015 - 8 Comments
SaveHollywood plays videos as screen saver in OS X

If you have ever wanted to play a movie, video, or multiple videos as a screen saver on a Mac, then SaveHollywood is the screensaver for you. The free download allows for playing just about any locally stored video file format as the Mac OS X screen saver, with many options for customization.

Get 35 Stunning Aerial Apple TV Screen Savers for Mac OS X

Oct 31, 2015 - 52 Comments
Aerial Apple TV screen savers in Mac OS X

The new Apple TV arrives with an incredibly gorgeous array of screen savers, and now you can get those amazing screen savers on the Mac too. There are 35 different screen savers in total, with daytime and evening views of beautiful footage taken from flying over Hawaii, New York City, San Francisco, London, and the … Read More

Get a Nifty Apple Watch Screen Saver on Mac OS X

Sep 6, 2015 - 31 Comments
Apple Watch screen saver on a Mac

Whether you’re a big fan of the actual Apple Watch itself or not, you have to admit the default watch face screen is rather beautiful and well designed. Not only does that watch face screen look great on a wrist, but it also happens to look fantastic on the Mac too, so if you’re a … Read More

How to Install New Screen Savers in Mac OS X

Jul 30, 2014 - 13 Comments
Screen Saver

Adding a new screen saver to Mac OS X that you’ve obtained from a third party source isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly complicated. Though Gatekeeper has made things slightly more challenging to improve security, you’ll find that installing any screensaver to the Mac is still pretty … Read More

How to Start the Mac Screen Saver with a Keyboard Shortcut

Jul 10, 2014 - 21 Comments
Keystroke to start a screen saver on the Mac

Have you ever wanted to initiate the screen saver of your Mac by hitting a keystroke combination? You’re not alone, and that’s what we’re going to show you how to do here. While Mac OS X does not include this feature by default, we’ll demonstrate how to create an Automator system service that will accomplish … Read More

How to Set a Screen Saver to Run at the Login Window of Mac OS X

Mar 7, 2014 - 10 Comments
Set a login window screen saver in Mac OS X

The Macs default boot login screen is fairly boring by default, and though it can be spruced up with custom wallpaper, another option is to set a screen saver to run at the login window of OS X. This requires using a defaults command string entered at the command line, which then makes the screen … Read More

Get a Space Vortex Screen Saver from Time Machine Animation in Mac OS X

Jan 20, 2014 - 4 Comments
Green vortex Time Machine screen saver

Do you remember the original Time Machine backup animation of the slowly spinning green galaxy vortex? Triggered when a user entered Time Machine for backups, backup file management, or restoring files, the original animation was a snazzy space rendering that sort of looked like entering into a spinning black hole, shooting out stars and space … Read More

Get a Gorgeous iOS 7 Lock Screen Inspired Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Jan 14, 2014 - 16 Comments

Though some of iOS 7’s appearance has become a matter of controversy, the one portion of the iOS facelift that is practically universally adored is the new, simplified, image-focused lock screen, which displays nothing but a clock and the date in minimally thin text overlaid against the devices wallpaper. It’s beautiful, and now thanks to … Read More

Automatically Stream Photos from iPhone to a Mac Screen Saver with Photo Stream

Feb 20, 2013 - 2 Comments
Stream photos from iPhone to a Mac screen saver automatically

The latest versions of iPhoto (11+) and OS X (Mountain Lion+) support Photo Stream screen savers, this means you can have your Mac display a screen saver show that automatically updates the stream of photos based on pictures that are taken on the go with an iPhone, without ever having to manually copy pictures over … Read More

A Nice & Simple Binary Clock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Dec 29, 2012 - 25 Comments
Binary clock screen saver

Minimally styled clock screen savers are fairly popular and we’ve shared a variety of them here before, but it’s hard to get more minimal than a binary clock. The aptly named BinaryClock is just that, a free and simple binary clock screen saver for OS X that has some nice color effects that change with … Read More

Navigate Photo Screen Savers in OS X to Turn Them Into Slide Shows

Dec 12, 2012 - 4 Comments
Navigate within Photo Screen Savers of OS X

Did you know the photo screen savers in Mac OS X are interactive and can turn into slideshows? There’s really not a lot to this trick, just activate any of the Mac screen savers that rely on images and then use the left and right arrow keys to navigate forward and back between images in … Read More

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