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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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“Allow Deletion of Running Applications” Option

I needed to delete/uninstall an application that was running. It was screen saver app that ran over the regular screen saver, and I hated it. I downloaded it from the App Store, and do not suspect ...
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Disable screen saver on secondary monitor

Is there a way to disable the screensaver from showing on my secondary display? I only want it on my primary display. Running 10.11.1 El Capitan
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Making Screen Saver Images full screen

I set up the screen saver to a folder containing some of my photos. How do I get the screen saver in Mavericks to display them full screen?
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How do I get rid of this power assertion from a dead process?

I have the screensaver on my MacBook set to kick in after two minutes of inactivity and require a password immediately after it does. Normally, this works fine, but in the last week or so, the ...
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Screensaver login password forgot

I was working on my mac(mountain lion) when its battery finished. Now when I open it shows the screensaver login screen. I do not remember the password. I searched for a way out online. The method ...
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Display won't follow sleep settings, uses disabled screensaver instead

I've been on the Yosemite and noticed only as of just this morning that my screen was on with a screen saver running. I have screen savers set to never start, and I have Display sleep set to 10 ...
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How to use iSight webcam without activating the green light?

Recently a the Dutch government advised to put a tape on your webcam to prevent hackers from taking pictures and video using your device (news article in Dutch). The build in iSight camera in Apple ...
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How to Import photo from screensaver Mac

I have transferred a photo from camera to the Mac and it is stored in screen saver. I couldn't find any photo in iPhoto or in the library. If you can please help me how to import photos from screen ...
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Screen saver on remote desktop

My osx box is connected to my TV via HDMI. I use "Share Screen" to login to the box and play a netflix video. I must have installed an update or something because suddenly, when I close the "Share ...
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Cannot start screensaver after display has been powered off

After my Mac has been locked and the display has powered off I am unable to activate the screensaver again until I unlock my Mac. For example: I sleep my Mac's display with โŒƒโ‡งโ, pmset ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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Where is the “Computer Name” screensaver stored in Mac OS X?

I've looked in: System/Library/Screen Savers Library/Screen Savers ~/Library/Screen Savers I wish to explore the package contents for a personal project I'm working on. I've done iOS apps in the ...
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Why does Apple TV always show National Geographic screen saver?

My 3rd generation Apple TV has a small but annoying problem where it defaults to the National Geographic screen saver, regardless of what is set on the Screen Saver page. I've chosen > Photos > ...
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El Capitan Photo Screen Saver no longer works with symbolic links to files

In Mountain Lion, I used one of the photo screen savers, and had a directory which contained symbolic links to images in various other folders on my machine. I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and ...
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Transparent locked screen

On my iMac, I keep a lot of supervision windows (displaying alarms and trends). These windows lead to priviledged access to very sensitive equipments. I would like to protect this iMac from any ...
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Screen saver starts immediately after login

I have a few accounts on my MBP. On one of them only as soon as I login the screen saver starts and then I am basically kicked backed to the login window (I had set for immediate lock). If I login ...
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Upload a custom screensaver to apple tv 4th gen

We've got an apple tv in an office setting, when people first come into the room we'd like to have our logo displayed on the apple tv. Ive created a png image with the logo and a black background. ...
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OS X Mavericks screensaver changes pictures too quickly: How do I slow it down?

My screensaver pictures have quotes and sayings and the three or so seconds of transition between pictures that is built into the OS X Mavericks is far too short a duration to read the quotes and ...
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How can I launch screensaver with a keyboard shortcut?

I've looked around but can't seem to find any good answers. Would appreciate any pointers.
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Why is the screen saver not kicking in?

I have a Mac mini running 10.6.7. I have set the screen saver to be automatically activated after 15 minutes, and the session to be locked a while after that. But sometimes, the screen saver stops ...
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Screensaver suddenly active

I've always opted to have my display turn off after X amount of time in lieu of using a screensaver. My screensaver preferences were set to Start after: Never. That is until today. I walked into the ...
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How to disable screensaver for newly created user?

I am fairly new to OS X, I am trying to disable the screensaver of a user that I recently created with the following commands on the terminal of an account that I'm currently logged in as: sudo ...
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“Start Screensaver” hotcorner no longer works under El Capitan beta

After upgrading to one of the beta El Capitan builds, I can no longer use the "start screensaver" hotcorner. Other hotcorners still work, so it's not an issue with an application grabbing mouse input ...
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Screensaver does not offer option to use any photos

On iMac with Yosemite, my screensaver has lost the option to use photos. Where there should be an option to select a photos folder there is only a bar "Screen Saver Options" i.e. color, speed etc of ...
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Screensaver stops after 1 minute

I have a MacBook which I have just upgraded to El Capitan. My screensaver starts as required, but only runs for one minute, after which I get a blank screen. I would like it to run for longer, but ...
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While Screensaver is on, login window keeps appearing. How can I prevent this?

I have a desktop with two computers. On one side I have a Windows PC, and on the other side is a Macbook running OS X Mavericks that is plugged into a Thunderbolt display. I use a wireless keyboard ...
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Where are the screensaver configuration files (.saver) for the screensavers that are offered in “Desktop & Screen Saver” in Settings on El Capitan?

I've already looked in 2 places. I looked in my user folder: /Users/MYUSERNAME/Library/Screen Savers - which was empty. (where MYUSERNAME is my user name) I also looked in /Library/Screen Savers/...
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Is it possible to disable or remove the iTunes Artwork screensaver?

The iTunes Artwork screensaver is, IMO, an abomination. I like using a random screensaver but I do not want to see that one, ever. Apple, in their infinite wisdom, or lack thereof, seems to have ...
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Force screensaver slideshow to desynchronize images when using multiple displays

This has been asked previously [1], but the question may not have been precise enough. Respondents didn't understand the problem. All of the versions of OS X that I've used could display photos in a ...
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Why doesn't crontab run if screensaver is on?

I want to run a Crontab on OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan). I'm running the command: env EDITOR=nano crontab -e to enter the crontab with nano as the editor. Then I create my cronjob that looks like ...
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My Mac Mini won't go to sleep

For some reason my mac mini refuses to start the screensaver or go to sleep unless I put the mouse into a hot corner. Energy saver is set to 3 mins as is system sleep. Any ideas would be greatly ...
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Set a screensaver as a background for Desktop?

I have a really nice Matrix inspired screensaver. I would like to have the moving screensaver to be placed as my Desktop background image. How can I set my screensaver as a background image for the ...
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gifs in slideshow or screensaver

Is there any way to show gif (animated) images in a slideshow or a screensaver? The screensaver app does not animate the gifs and the only way to view gifs is through Quick Look.
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How can I diagnose the root cause of a slow screensaver unlock on Yosemite?

Several people in our organization are seeing a pronounced pause after entering their password on the login screen after the screen saver / lock has kicked on. It happens regardless of whether the ...
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Automatic lock screen does not work in EL Capitan

I have my preferences set so the screen locks 1 minute after sleep or after the screensaver goes up. This used to work until I upgraded to El Cap. Now no matter how long after the screensaver has ...
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how to retrieve previous iphone 6 background / screen-saver

Trying to have some fun with our friend, we took a photo of her sleeping on the sofa using her iPhone6, then making that photo her background (screen saver) image. What we didn't know is that the ...
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Macbook pro external display (while in clamshell mode) won't sleep all of a sudden

before, when I left my macbook pro alone for 15 minutes in clamshell mode the external display would go to sleep instead of putting on a screen saver. Now all of a sudden it goes into screen saver and ...
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Yosemite - Screen saver options - no default showing

After updating to Yosemite I have no screen saver default showings at all. How can I add photos? When I click screen saver options the only thing that shows up to choose is thickness color and speed. ...
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Screensaver doesn't come back after display turns off

I have setup WebViewScreensaver to show a dashboard, and the password is required afterwards. This works well, except that when the display turns off after a few minutes, I turn it back on and cancel ...
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Fans activate after screen saver on MBP

Every time after my Mac (MBP late 2013 with OS X 10.10.5) starts Screen Saver mode and then after some time turns off the screen (even if no program is running) the fan speed rises dramatically. Is it ...
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screen lock using a script

Is it possible to lock the screen in OS Yosemite using code? And then put in a scheduler to run every two minutes? If so what script language are we talking, task scheduler program etc
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Screen saver settings keep defaulting back to National Geographic Photos

I like to use my photo library for a screen saver (have 10,000 photos - it's nice to get to see them more often), but ever since I've downloaded Yosemite, every time the computer goes to sleep, it ...
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Is there a way for locking the screen and putting it to sleep/activating the screen saver to be two different events on a MBP?

This question is very similar to what I want to accomplish, except for the fact that I also want to be able to put the display to sleep at times without triggering it to ask me for a password. I ...
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My Screen Saver is awry & need help

I have an iMac 21.5" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Macintosh HD - Yosemite. My Screen Saver comes up with foreign words and gobbledygook that I don't understand. Went into Finder/library/Screen Savers (this ...
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How can I install a new dictionary on OS X for use with the “Word of the Day” screensaver?

The reason is trivial: I am a fan of the "Word of the Day" screen saver and I would like to add dictionaries for languages other than English and Japanese (these are the two that I can select now in ...
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UNIX Script to Change Desktop & Screensaver in 10.8

I'm setting up LaunchAgent .plists that start up UNIX bash scripts to automatically change the desktop and screensaver for various different users for a Mac image that will be deployed to multiple Mac ...
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Can I customize the OSX screen saver to show the Day of the Week?

I would like to have a screen saver display (hopefully) a large text of today's day ... the message option on the screen saver seems to only allow fixed text with no meta tag support.