Post by Wes Groleau Post by Nick Naym
?? (I am "terminally" illiterate.
# go to the directory where the one you don't want lives
cd "/System/Library/Screen Savers"
# pack up and compress it onto your desktop (if you want to keep it)
sudo tar cjf "/whatever/path/you/want/Cosmos.tbz" Cosmos.slideSaver
# delete the uncompressed copy so that the screensaver framework
# can't find it
sudo rm -rf Cosmos.slideSaver
# overkill, but guarantees that the screensaver framework
# doesn't remember that it used to be there
Apparently, this is not such a straightforward issue. I came across a
discussion (http://tinyurl.com/b7paxff) that I don't understand, but
which suggested to me that it's more involved than simply moving the
screensaver file around.
I called AppleCare, and was told that there's no starightofrward way of
doing it...in fact, it can't be done by copying the SL screensaver file
and moving it to a folder in ML: One would have to (somehow) "build" a
new "screensaver" in ML using iPhoto (which seems to be consistent with
the discussion at http://tinyurl.com/b7paxff).
I wish Apple didn't "improve" screensaver in ML...at the very least, I
wish that the "improved" screensaver allowed one to adjust the timing of
the image fades/transitions. (Actually, so far there's not much about ML
that I *do* like compared to SL!)
iMac (27", 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) • OS X (10.8.2)