Blue Screen Screensaver

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rasiquiz, May 22, 2014.

  1. rasiquiz macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2013

    I had this idea that just before your computer would go' to sleep it would show the "classic" Windows blue screen, just for 5 seconds or so. I have investigated it and I can't seem to manage how to do it :confused:

    Would be great if someone could guide me?

  2. gglittle macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    Been done

    Screen savers showing a BSOD (blue screen of death) have been around for years.
  3. bobdamnit macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2014
    I think the best you could do this (easily) is to set the screensaver as a specific picture of the BSoD and then set sleep to happen 1 minute after that.

    IE: Screensaver starts in 10 minutes of inactivity and sleep happens in 11 minutes of inactivity.

    Another way would be to use this: You can setup the screensaver to use a specific BSoD picture and set it in that app. You can then setup an AppleScript to run upon screensaver and then use this: (Third comment on the Macworld page) AppleScript to put the computer to sleep after a defined amount of time.

    Hope this helps!

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