Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to albert1712)
Similarly, I don't use iphoto to categorize my photos. Rather I have them in folders on finder. Before you could just choose pictures and all subfolders would appear as images within the screensaver. Now it won't show photos under the parent folder. Very annoying. And I miss that random photo screensaver as well.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to albert1712)
Somebody in Apple decided that we do not need that anymore. Apples God complex is beginning to become smelly. I too want my old screen saver back
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 3:49 AM (in response to albert1712)
I too have this problem. I don't use iPhoto to manage my pictures as I don't like the way it doesn't search and update [such as iTunes does with music], so I would like to be able to select several folders and have the screensaver look into subfolders for more pictures rather than just showing the images in the parent folder. Annoying as I am sure it is not that hard to do.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 5:11 AM (in response to albert1712)
"Screensaver in Mountain Lion seems to be worse than in Lion, why?"
Yes, it is worse. Like the others who've posted here, I can no longer get the screensaver to go randomly through a folder of my photographs.
As to "why", my own conclusion is that there are stupid people making many of the decisions at Apple now. Stupid in the sense that they don't understand that users will organise their photographs in folders and will put those folders wherever's most convenient.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to Tom in London)
The loss of support for nested folders (subfolders, folder recursion) amazed me. Screen saver has supported that in OS X for as long as I can remember.
Here's a feedback link for OS X comments. Worth a try:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to albert1712)
I too miss that randaom photo toss screensaver. It fascinated everyone who watched it because the photos were of everyone and everything in my file. None of the new options even come close.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to albert1712)
I wonder if Apple will take that lesson from us and will return us our favourite screensaver. Apple always claims that they make products for artists. Well, we aall are artists and we would like to use this screensaver again. It look astonishing on big 32" LED mońitor.
Unfortunately it looks like Apple is steering in the wrong direction. Just today I have updated my ipad to iOS7 and Apple took from the system another nice gadget: Picture Frame functionality. It is a real shame Apple that only because of this some uf the users will be downgrading their systems back into ios6....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to albert1712)
Amen to that. But it seems Apple no longer listens and that will be its downfall.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to albert1712)
Apple needs to change name to: Big Brother.... No longer use an iphone, and growing more frustrated by many things here
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to albert1712)
Does any of You already tried to download and install Mavericks?
Did they get back this screensaver or not?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to albert1712)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to albert1712)
Thank You for your reply, although I was asking for something else: What I was missing in Mountain Lion was the old screensaver where the photos were randomly choosen from my iphoto library and throw onto black background and they were covered with next photo falling on them, like leafs falling of the trees I don't know how to exactly explain this.
Well, I have Time Machine copy, so maybe I will take the risk and install Mavericks to have a look, if not then I can always go back.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to albert1712)
Albert...Please let us know how you make out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to albert1712)
Currently I am on Mountain Lion because somebody gave me the below solution for how to recover old screensavers from Lion and it worked for me. Below is the copy I found somewhere on the net:
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!
It worked for me in Mountain Lion. I can try if this will be also usable in Mavericks! If not then I will get back to ML probably from my Time Machine backup.