I'd like to display a different image on each of my two monitors as the screensaver. The "Classic" screensaver almost does this, but it always mirrors the same image to both monitors.

A way to display a single, larger image spanned across the two screens would also work just as well for me.

  • as long you use the monitor mirroring how would that work
    – Ruskes
    Sep 23, 2014 at 23:09
  • @Buscar웃: I don't. The Classic screensaver mirrors the images to both of the un-mirrored monitors.
    – bukzor
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:39

1 Answer 1


Setting your screensaver to use your iPhoto library will have it display different images on each display.

If My Photo Stream and Photo Library… are not choices listed in the Source list box, you may need to rebuild your thumbnails and/or cache in iPhoto first (start iPhoto while pressing option+cmd).

  • Are you sure about that?
    – markhunte
    Sep 25, 2014 at 17:00
  • It certainly does so on my Lion 10.7.5 system. Sep 25, 2014 at 17:39
  • You'll need to explain what you mean. I can't find any mention of the word "iPhoto" in the screensaver config dialogs.
    – bukzor
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:43
  • In 10.9 I only get the same image. @bukzor When you select one of the Photo Themes, under the preview on the right you will see a drop down to select source. That where you go to finder your iPhoto..
    – markhunte
    Sep 26, 2014 at 21:04
  • @bukzor, you may need to address issues with iPhoto. See my edited answer. Sep 27, 2014 at 2:18

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