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    Lightbulb Alternating Two Screensavers
    is there an app or automator action, or applescript, or even a terminal command that i can use to alternate between two (or more) screensavers? so that, for example, for a specific event like night and day, or weekday and weekend i could have different screensavers... cuz i have these two screensavers that i both like called Anemona (super cool, IMO anyway) and Time Machine Screensaver (also cool, but i don use Time Machine as nothing to really back up for a drive that will cost $150)

    So like Anemona for day, and Time Machine Screensaver for night.

    i know u can use random screensaver, but thats not what i want, as i don like half of the standard screens.

    i'm sure there is a way, but i have no history in coding and programming (i wish i did...) so i can't really think of what to do...

    THX!

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    wat no one?...

    tha's cool

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    Yeah, you've already waited a whole 2 hours 19 minutes...

    ... bunch of lazy users here!

    But why don't you just write it yourself? It's not that hard

    I just googled this and there are some examples of scripting System prefs on apple.com.

    try
    tell application id "com.apple.ScreenSaver.Engine" to launch
    end try
    Then I'd imagine you could do something like:
    if
    time > 20:00
    set Screensaver to "screensavername"

    if time <= 20:00
    set Screensaver to "screensavername2".

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    thats sorta what i was thinking, but i'm the lazy one... lol

    guess its time to do some reading!

    THX for the help Aptmunich

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmkl View Post
    thats sorta what i was thinking, but i'm the lazy one... lol

    guess its time to do some reading!

    THX for the help Aptmunich
    No problem

    Once you're in the script editor, the built-in "dictionary" feature should also help to find out what commands you can use...

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