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Screen saver hangs looking for offline Aperture library.

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May 2, 2013 2:30 PM

Anyone else have this issue? I always switch back to the local library before quitting Aperture, but when the screen saver launches, it sits at a black screen for an extended period of time with the message "Looking for photos…" on it. I use a specified project from my iPhoto library as my screen saver for the Vintage Pics saver so I'm curious how I can make it stop looking for the Aperture library on that external device in another location entirely.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 15" Core i7
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)

    You switch back to the local library in Aperture?  How long does it wait and what happens after the wait perirod is over?


    And are you really on 10.6.8 as your profile says?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)

    Ok if I understand correctly the screensaver you are using is actually using the iPhoto library. This looking for the Aperture library seems to be an artifact of just having Aperture on the system.


    So try this start Aperture on the local library and actually select an Aperture image or project that is in the local library as your screen saver and see if that runs OK with the external library offline. If it does then try switching to the iPhoto library.


    I'm thinking that at some point the screen saver did get an image from the external library and is stuck looking for it. If you force it it take an image from the local library it might clear it up.


    If this doesn;t work you can try the screen saver preference file. I'm not sure where that is (an if there is just one) so try what I wrote above and I'll see if I can track down the files.


    BTW you never answered my question concerning your system if it is really 10.6.8 there might be a problem. I'm on ML and the files setup might have changed.


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