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XScreenSaver
XScreenSaver
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XScreenSaver free download for Mac

XScreenSaver

Version 6.03

UNIX/Linux screensaver collection compiled for Mac.

XScreenSaver 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 version 6.03

Updated on Mar 01 2022

  • New hack, squirtorus.
  • New hack, mapscroller (X11 and macOS only).
  • sphereeversion now has corrugation-mode, and can evert the Earth.
  • glplanet is higher resolution, and displays time zones.
  • glslideshow displays relative pathnames again.
  • iOS: Apple broke drag-to-rotate again. Fixed.
  • macOS: fixed spurious error message in auto-update installer.
  • X11: fixed sonar failing to ping on some Linux systems.
  • X11: Touch-screens work.
  • X11: Hold down Backspace to clear the whole password field.

Information

License

Free

Size

82.5 MB

Downloads

34000

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Satcomer
Satcomer
Mar 1 2022
6.03
0.0
Mar 1 2022
0.0
Version: 6.03
Will dies on vine is you can't make at least Universal or better! Your dying on the vine!
ivryernest
ivryernest
Oct 13 2021
6.02
0.0
Oct 13 2021
0.0
Version: 6.02
I probably have another idea of what is pretty or not. Here, in my opinion, there is nothing interesting.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jan 9 2019
5.42
5.0
Jan 9 2019
5.0
Version: 5.42
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.)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Nov 10 2018
5.40
5.0
Nov 10 2018
5.0
Version: 5.40
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.
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Aug 15 2018
5.40
5.0
Aug 15 2018
5.0
Version: 5.40
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!
Wts
Wts
Nov 18 2014
5.31
5.0
Nov 18 2014
5.0
Version: 5.31
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.
ric0ric
ric0ric
Oct 1 2014
5.30
2.5
Oct 1 2014
2.5
Version: 5.30
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.
ric0ric
ric0ric
Jun 9 2014
5.29
2.5
Jun 9 2014
2.5
Version: 5.29
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 9 2014
5.29
5.0
Jun 9 2014
5.0
Version: 5.29
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 9 2014
5.29
5.0
Jun 9 2014
5.0
Version: 5.29
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 9 2014
5.29
5.0
Jun 9 2014
5.0
Version: 5.29
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 9 2014
5.29
5.0
Jun 9 2014
5.0
Version: 5.29
YHANK YOU DEVELOPER MR.ZIELINSKI FOR MAKING THESE SCREENSAVERS AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!!!!!
ric0ric
ric0ric
Jun 5 2014
5.28
2.5
Jun 5 2014
2.5
Version: 5.28
Still not working, for me at least. Modules like Carousel and Photopile show a grey screen when supposed to be running. Console reports: 05/06/2014 16:04:31.671 System Preferences[41100]: *** Caught exception: abort in -[XScreenSaverView render_x11]:1070 Still of course periodic crashes. Hope the developer can sometime fix this...
Mike666
Mike666
Dec 11 2013
5.26
4.5
Dec 11 2013
4.5
Version: 5.26
I, too have had a little bit of trouble with 5.26: System Preferences seems to crash whenever the Screen Saver Options button for any XSS is pressed - but only if another XSS is first previewed or it's options inspected. So basically, if I launch System Prefs, go to ScreenSavers and then select an XSS, I can access its options, but if I then select a different XSS and try to access the options, System Prefs crashes. Still trying to track down the cause but may end up contacting the dev. Overall however, the screensavers are fantastic like they've always been. For those having problems with the screensavers themselves crashing System Prefs when previewed, bear in mind that many of the savers allow you to set option ranges that your machine can't handle, no matter how fast it is. In that case, you'll probably have to trash the individual prefs file - located in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/ as org.jwz.xscreensaver.*.plist.
Amc3
Amc3
Dec 9 2013
5.26
0.0
Dec 9 2013
0.0
Version: 5.26
The download from the developers site is correctly 5.26 and all modules appear to be working and the Preference Pane no longer flashes when changing modules.
Amc3
Amc3
Dec 9 2013
5.26
0.0
Dec 9 2013
0.0
Version: 5.26
The download from the developers site is correctly 5.26 and all modules appear to be working and the Preference Pane no longer flashes when changing modules.
Amc3
Amc3
Dec 9 2013
5.26
0.0
Dec 9 2013
0.0
Version: 5.26
This new link of 5.26 is not 5.26 but 5.24. Go to developer site.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 9 2013
5.24
5.0
Dec 9 2013
5.0
Version: 5.24
@OSX-FTW and Amc3 I don't know what you 2 users are talking about.I have Mavericks on my Macbook Air and on my 2 iMacs I have Snow Leopard. I tested several of the Xscreensavers and they are all OK on all Macs.Please not I used the window Screensavers to install them instead of the other window install everything. Maybe that makes a difference. This is a 5 star application.
OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
Dec 8 2013
5.24
2.5
Dec 8 2013
2.5
Version: 5.24
An A for effort. But, things aren't getting any more stable. Unfortunately, things may be getting worse. Many of these crash System Preferences or run poorly. Many others run great. A mixed bag.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Nov 11 2013
5.23
5.0
Nov 11 2013
5.0
Version: 5.23
Wow, talk about great timing! I just today removed all the old versions of these screen savers because they no longer worked under Mavericks (OS X 10.9)! Nice to not have even a day without them! Thanks to the developers. You're awesome!
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