8 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 9:40 PM by petermac87
Floyd_5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how do I add new screensaver? I have downloaded one but unable to add it. Screensaver only has options of adding folder and photos, not of adding new screensaver.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    Just double-click on the screensaver - you will be asked if you want to install it.  You can also manually place it in one of the /Library/Screen Savers folders.

  • 2. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    Floyd_5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi red_menace,

    I have tried this and it does not solve my problem. I have downloaded nike running mini screensaver. which has been isntalled on my mac but it does not show up on the screensaver settings. I tried manually placing it in screen saver folder and it does not work either.

    Is there any other way I can make it work???

    Thank you

  • 3. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    If it doesn't show up in the screen savers then you either installed it in the incorrect place (~/Library/Screen Savers in your home directory or /Library/Screen Savers) or it is not a valid mac screen saver.

     

    Provide a link to where you downloaded it from.

  • 4. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    If the screensaver is an older version, you will probably need to update it for Lion.  Is that screensaver for the Mac, or the iPod?

  • 5. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    Floyd_5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    its for a MAC and I think the screensaver is a newer version. When I see the istalled file in downloads it shows same as the screensaver  in mac.

    I might try intalling some other screensaver and see if it works.

  • 6. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Floyd_5 wrote:

     

    its for a MAC and I think the screensaver is a newer version. When I see the istalled file in downloads it shows same as the screensaver  in mac.

    I might try intalling some other screensaver and see if it works.

    Third Party Screensavers have a fairly poor record of compatability between upgraded OS's let alone stability. It may just be a poorly designed Screensaver or a corrupted download of it.

     

    Pete

  • 7. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    Floyd_5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with you on poor compatibility of MAC with third party. The screensaver should be legit as it is by NIKE running mini me. But I feel it's the MAC OS not playing nice with other products....

  • 8. Re: how do I add new screensaver?
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Floyd_5 wrote:

     

    But I feel it's the MAC OS not playing nice with other products....

    Believe it or not, when it comes to third party extentions it's 99% the opposite way. Developers are often too lazy to update their software to run with new Operating Systems, be it Apple OSX or Windows. That is why the smaller companies go by the wayside. Just because it's a Nike Screensaver does not mean that the product is up to the standard of their shoes. I would go with your earlier suggestion to try some other third party screensavers and see how they work. I know my favorite was left behind about 4 OSXs ago.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete