XScreenSaver
XScreenSaver
5.43

4.5

XScreenSaver free download for Mac

XScreenSaver

5.43
03 July 2019

UNIX/Linux screensaver collection compiled for Mac.

Overview

XScreenSaver is a collection of several hundred screen savers. This is a Mac port of the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems.

What's new in XScreenSaver

Version 5.43:
  • New hacks, GravityWell, DeepStars.
  • GLPlanet now supports the Mercator projection.
  • Bouncing Cow has mathematically ideal cows (spherical, frictionless).
  • Foggy toasters.
  • Unknown Pleasures can now use an image file as a clip mask.
  • Updated webcollage for recent changes.
  • macOS: Fixed BSOD fonts on UWQHD+ displays.
  • X11: Added some sample unlock dialog color schemes to the .ad file.
  • X11: On systemd systems, closing your laptop lid might actually lock your screen now, maybe.
  • X11: 'sonar' can ping without being setuid by using setcap.

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36 XScreenSaver Reviews

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Jazzyguy
16 July 2013

Most helpful

It is GREAT to see some of those old favorites back again. For those of us that remember them this is great treat.This collection of screensavers shows the hard work of this developer to treat us all to these.
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Version 5.22
MichaelHaeusler
09 January 2019
New version now works on Mojave! Fantastic. The only thing I'd love to see is the savers not switching macOS from the integrated to the discrete GPU. (Don't know if that's possible though.)
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Version 5.42
MichaelHaeusler
10 November 2018
It's so great to have these screen savers. They even work on Mojave, but sadly only in their default settings. As soon as you try to leave the respective screen saver settings in System Preferences, a crash occurs. Definitely needs a fix.
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Version 5.40
Thinking-Differently
15 August 2018
Thanks!!! Really great of you to port these screen savers. What happened with the "Retired" <https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/screenshots/retired/> screen savers? Some of them actually look neat too. Were there just too many, or were they buggy, or something else? Keep up the great work!
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Version 5.40
Wts
18 November 2014
What a nice early XMAS gift. Actually some of those savers brought back good memories of pre-OS X screen savers. Thank you MR.ZIELINSKI for making these available and FREE. I rate this as a TEN.
Like (1)
Version 5.31
1 answer(s)
Wts
Wts
18 November 2014
Works fine in Mavericks, 10.9.5.
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ric0ric
01 October 2014
Full marks to the developer for trying but, for me at least, on 10.9.5 and 10.10 a number of these are still not working. The issues seems to focus around retrieving images from a location set in the individual modules settings. Oh, well.. it would be good though to somehow get these working again.
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Version 5.30
ric0ric
09 June 2014
Well not crashing now though when I try 'Carousel' I get a light grey screen instead of any images being shown. Console reports: 09/06/2014 17:07:54.902 System Preferences[18658]: *** Caught exception: abort in -[XScreenSaverView render_x11]:1070 This seems odd as other modules like 'Flip Flop' and 'Slide Screen' do this fine. Best wishes to the developer for their continued efforts to get this right.
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Version 5.29
Jazzyguy
09 June 2014
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Like (2)
Version 5.29
Jazzyguy
09 June 2014
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Like (2)
Version 5.29
Jazzyguy
09 June 2014
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Like (1)
Version 5.29
Jazzyguy
09 June 2014
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Like (1)
Version 5.29