Is it possible to make or install a custom screensaver on to use on macOS? For example: create a video or GIF and use it as a screensaver.


There's WebViewScreensaver that lets you show a website as your Screensaver. Not quite a native way to do it, but if you know html and css, you can easily make a Screensaver.

You can also give it a path to a local html file.


You can use Xcode to create your own screensaver

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but showing a video or GIF probably needs some custom programming.


Open system preferences/Desktop & Screen Saver. Click on the screen saver tab. Click on one of the predefined screensavers, The screensaver will be shown in the window. Below the window, a pull-down menu will appear labeled as Source. Pull down this menu and you'll see an option for a folder. Select the folder you want and images in that folder can be used as screensavers.

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