ScriptSaver
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Screensaver module executes an AppleScript of your choice.   Free
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  • ScriptSaver has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Matt Swann
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
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
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 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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ScriptSaver User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Schmye-Bubbula commented on 18 Mar 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?
[Version 3.0]


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Cowicide commented on 24 Feb 2013
Now that this is discontinued is anyone aware of an alternative to ScriptSaver?
[Version 3.0]


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Cowicide commented on 04 Dec 2012
Has anyone tested this with Mountain Lion yet?
[Version 3.0]


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Michael Haeusler reviewed on 20 Sep 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!
[Version 3.0]


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cruzdrew reviewed on 07 Mar 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.
[Version 2.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jun 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.
[Version 2.5]


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Thresher-The-Shark rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 3.0]


Downloads:6,960
Version Downloads:887
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:12 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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!


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