Lower Screen saver Timeout to less than 3?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by j0ebeer, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. j0ebeer macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Is it possible to lower the OS X screen saver timeout to something less than 3? What I'm trying to do is use Frontpage to play an iTunes playlist but I want the screen to use a screen saver after one minute.

    I assume the setting is in a file somewhere but not sure where. Any ideas?

  2. Mumford macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2006
    Altadena, CA
    Try the instructions here

    I was able to start my screen saver in 15 seconds using this series of bash commands:

    for mac in $(ifconfig | grep ether | awk -s '{print $2}' | sed 's/://g' )
    defaults write ByHost/com.apple.screensaver.$mac idleTime 15
    Change the 15 to 60 for 1 minute (obviously :))

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