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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.

Quote:
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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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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