Lower Screen saver Timeout to less than 3?

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

  1. j0ebeer macrumors member

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    Mar 5, 2007
    #1
    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mumford macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Location:
    Altadena, CA
    #2
    Try the instructions here

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

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

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