oh god no. Where did spectrum go?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mexico, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. mexico macrumors member

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    My favorite screensaver since I've owned macs has always been the spectrum one. I LOVE IT. Apple got rid of it in mountain lion! it was the only classy screensaver osx has! Is there anyway I can copy it from my old computer?:(
     
  2. nyolc8 macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can simply use the one from Lion or from Snow Leopard. :)
    I'm on a windows pc now, but if I remember right, the folder where it is on Lion is: "/Library/Screensavers/". Copy the spectrum screensaver file to ML's "~/Library/Screensavers/" or "/Library/Screensavers/"

    (~ means your home folder)
     
  3. 1ricca macrumors newbie

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    Same boat as you and SOLVED.



    I went and found the Spectrum.qtz file from an old install.



    I copied it to the current install in the same folder /system/library/screen savers



    I changed all permissions to read and write



    I took a screensaver I didn't ever use and renamed it with .bak at the end of its name.



    I renamed Spectrum to the name of the one I changed.



    Pick that screensaver and it will use the Spectrum screensaver even though it now has a different name.
     
  4. nyolc8 macrumors regular

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    Why did you replaced a default screensaver? I put RSS vizualizer screensaver from Lion into ML's "~/Library/Screen Savers/" folder and it shows up in System Preferences > Screensavers. So... Why did you replaced a default screensaver with it? :confused:
     
  5. Alokk macrumors newbie

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    r u got the spectrum....can u plz upload the "spectrum.qtz" file....i too love the spectrum too much but i dont have the snow leopard mac......if u have plz upload it here .....thankx
     
  6. justperry macrumors 604

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    Here you go.

    (Yes, it is only 6 KB, ~3 zipped.)
     

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  7. Alokk macrumors newbie

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    Thank-you so much. You made my day. Thankx
     
  8. Shiny&New macrumors newbie

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    justperry, i could kiss you. thank you so so much!!!!!!!
     
  9. apollo3333 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much, justperry! My 3 year old grandson wanted to see "the colors" that he knew from our macbook on the newer iMac. You made his day.
     
  10. justperry macrumors 604

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    No worries.
     

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