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HT2485 how do I add new screensaver?

3786 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 9:40 PM by petermac87 RSS
Floyd_5 Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2012 3:23 PM

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)
  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to Floyd_5)

    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.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:16 AM (in response to Floyd_5)

    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.

  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to Floyd_5)

    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?

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    May 2, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to Floyd_5)

    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

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    May 2, 2012 9:40 PM (in response to Floyd_5)

    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

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