ScriptSaver
ScriptSaver
3.0

5.0

ScriptSaver free download for Mac

ScriptSaver

3.0
12 August 2010

Screensaver module executes an AppleScript of your choice.

Overview

ScriptSaver is a Mac OS X screen saver which executes AppleScripts when it is activated and/or deactivated. For example, ScriptSaver can pause iTunes when the screensaver is activated, then unpause it when you return to the computer. It's limited only by what AppleScripts you write!

What's new in ScriptSaver

Version 3.0:
  • The desktop can be shown while the activation or deactivation script runs -- so you can display dialogs and messages to the user
  • The desktop can be shown in place of a screensaver (the "None" option now leaves the screensaver transparent)
  • Deactivation scripts are less flaky -- they can be launched synchronously so that Mac OS X doesn't terminate them prematurely
  • The iTunes Visualizer can be used in place of a screensaver

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6 ScriptSaver Reviews

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MichaelHaeusler
20 September 2010

Most helpful

Absolutely great. I have an old screensaver from back in the days, which after a dirty conversion for Snow Leopard compatibility I was not really able to use, because it was not possible to change its preferences, e.g. volume control etc. ScriptSaver does the trick: I now run the old screensaver from within ScriptSaver and have a small script that does all I need, e.g. stop playback in QuickTime, iTunes etc. and mute system output volume. Wakeup script then reverts to the original state. Very useful!
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Version 3.0
Schmye-Bubbula
18 March 2014
Version 2.11 came with "ScriptSaver 64-bit.saver" but v3.0 apparently is only 32-bit, so I have to set System Preferences to run in 32-bit with Finder Get info to be able to even configure v3.0 at all. Anyone know why a 64-bit version didn't come with v3.0?
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
16 February 2015
Which OS are you using? Even though it's discontinued, ScriptSaver is working in Mavericks 10.9.5 for me right now without problem and I'm able to pull it up in System Preferences without running the System Preferences in 32bit mode.
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Schmye-Bubbula
Schmye-Bubbula
16 February 2015
Cowicide, I must have been in Leopard at the time, because I'm now in 10.6.8 Snow Leopard and it works just fine now with System Preferences in 64-bit mode.
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Cowicide
25 February 2013
Now that this is discontinued is anyone aware of an alternative to ScriptSaver?
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Cowicide
Cowicide
09 October 2016
Guess I really don't need an alternative yet. Continues to work to this day even with latest Sierra OS.
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Cowicide
05 December 2012
Has anyone tested this with Mountain Lion yet?
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Version 3.0
MichaelHaeusler
20 September 2010
Absolutely great. I have an old screensaver from back in the days, which after a dirty conversion for Snow Leopard compatibility I was not really able to use, because it was not possible to change its preferences, e.g. volume control etc. ScriptSaver does the trick: I now run the old screensaver from within ScriptSaver and have a small script that does all I need, e.g. stop playback in QuickTime, iTunes etc. and mute system output volume. Wakeup script then reverts to the original state. Very useful!
Like (1)
Version 3.0
Cruzdrew
07 March 2007
Hey I really like this script thank you so much!! I used it with this apple script to set my display to sleep after a minute when i activate my screen saver with hotkey, and then it uses the same script except with 15 instead of 1 when I deactivate the screen saver. do shell script ("pmset displaysleep 1") ¬ user name ¬ "LoginShortUsername" password ¬ "LoginPassword" with administrator privileges I have had absolutely no problems with it.
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Version 2.8
Anonymous
10 June 2004
Hi, i like your ScriptSaver. It's great! But there is a Problem with Exposé: Wenn running ScreenSaver over Exposé-Edge the display stays black.
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Version 2.5