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jmcleary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 27, 2012 8:56 AM

Upgraded to Mountain Lion yesterday and lost the mosaic screensaver that used my iPhoto pics.  How do I get it back?  Thanks.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Frost Byte Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to jmcleary)

    Were you using a third-party application to make the mosaic screensaver? If so, the first thing you should do is run a software update or look for a similar program that is compatible with Mountain Lion.

  • Frost Byte Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 1:31 PM (in response to jmcleary)

    I think that actually might be a feature in iPhoto. Try reading this:

    http://www.usingmac.com/2008/9/28/iphoto-and-mosaic-screensaver

  • Frost Byte Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to jmcleary)

    I just thought there might be some similarities in iPhoto's past version to its new one.

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,205 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to jmcleary)

    JM,

     

    Unfortunately, Mosaic is no longer a screen saver option with Mountain Lion.

     

    It was also a favorite of mine.

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/190/19071434-1.png

    OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
  • Nobecutan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to jmcleary)

    Hi, I found a solution however it's rather a hack and I don't know the implications… The screensaver is located under /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework You can replace this folder with the folder of a Mac OS Lion installation. You will have to replace the preference pane (/System/Library/PreferencePanes/DesktopScreenEffectsPref.prefPane) as well.

     

    Don't forget to make backups before you replace anything!

     

    BR

  • Roland Dietz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to Nobecutan)

    works perfek 4 me. thank you.

     

     


    thanks time machnie i got the lion settings

  • ramiek65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Roland Dietz)

    Hi, I'm glad there seems to be a working solution to get back the mosaic screensaver, but is it still possible to let Apple do the updates after replacing the two maps?

     

    Annemiek

  • phlampe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to Nobecutan)

    Thanks for the tip, it worked perfectly for me. I got the 10.7 versions of the Screensaver from my TimeMachine backup.

     

    Btw, I will keep a copy of those 10.7 versions elsewhere in case a future 10.8 update replaces them with a new screensaver.

     

    And I agree with the rest of us: I don't understand why Apple removed this mosaic effect: it's so great to have it running on the computer screen in our living room :-)

     

    Seeya,

    Paul-Henri

  • crazy_ivan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 7:43 PM (in response to jmcleary)

    Can someone please elaborate on replacing these files to reinstall Mosaic? Would be greatly appreciated!

  • crazy_ivan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to jmcleary)

    I tried this method entering into time machine to my SL and replaced the two files listed above. Upon opening the system preferences and when I try to enter the desktop/screen saver I receive athis dialog box...

     

     

    Prefpain.jpg

    The information given me is that an open system preference may be running in cmpatibility mode and that when I quit the SP it restarts in 64 bit mode. Problem is that when I reopen the SP and select screen savers I get this...SS2.jpg.jpg

     

     

    Notice that desktop and screen saver is both greyed. If I click screen saver nothing happens. Any ideas? I'd like to get this back.

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