View Full Version : Screensavers, Desktops, and Terminal.

Feb 8, 2006, 07:23 PM
Ok this command allows you to create a screensaver as your desktop...

nohup /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background

How can I create a simple little program from the menubar allow me to turn on, or off this command without going through the terminal each time I want to do it?

Any help would be appreciated... I have XCode downloaded so if I need to I'll make and compile something if I have to, I just don't know how to go through the terminal and do it myself.

Feb 9, 2006, 12:58 AM
it is something like this. make an applescript..

how to write an applescript


tell application "Terminal"
do script with command "nohup /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background"
end tell

my syntax maybe a little of. I am not sure on the quotes, but yeah it something like that.

Feb 9, 2006, 03:53 AM
Do you run the same command to swap the value from true to false and from false to true?

Feb 9, 2006, 05:44 AM
An alternative would be to use "backlight"

Feb 10, 2006, 04:29 PM
An alternative would be to use "backlight"

It crashes the desktop in 10.4.4 after it comes back from sleep, not my idea of a good game plan.