screen saver I don't want that loaded itself

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  1. lasloduncan macrumors 6502

    lasloduncan

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    from itunes podcasts..here it is cant get rid of it. tho, I know how just cant find it ..it should be in library one or both ~library desktops itunes screen savers caches and so on...

    note it says itunes artwork and o'reilly is the unwelcome screen saver...common sense says should be able to delete take it to trash etc. wrong wrong wrong...apparently have to go the the library find it which I spent two days on unsuccessfully...so please point me to the right file string I will delete empty the Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 20.19.29.png Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 20.19.29.png and reboot...and then we will see thanks all.
     
  2. tyc0746 macrumors member

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    “O’Reilly” is not the screensaver...iTunes Artwork is...and it’s just just showing a snapshot of the artwork of what’s in your podcasts in iTunes. So to remove them you have to remove them from iTunes.

    I don’t see the issue myself, as you don’t have to use that (or any) screensaver if you don’t want to.
     
  3. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors 6502

    lasloduncan

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    the only issue is ..I don't want it and I didn't load it...and I cannot delete it...if I was adept enough to find it in the library I could get rid of it..in other words it wont delete --no option to delete or move to the trash..(that I can find)--folks loading crap on my gear without my approval IS an issue--to me...but your right I can and did choose another one...and I did --nevertheless iTunes artwork is there and I don't want it there. and I did remove the o'Rielly podcast from itunes I also did not load them...at least knowingly.--Thanks for your comments actually I was hopeful someone would assist me the 4 or 5 steps to remove it from the library...I am not that good with this stuff....but have a generic understanding -the bit twiddleing sometimes gets unproductive for me ...again, thank you-
     
  4. tyc0746 macrumors member

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    Okay, I'll try to help - although the first result in a google search told me what I believe is your answer.

    Remember though, you did install the screensaver...when you installed the OS as it's one of MacOS's built-in screensavers...you may have not wanted it, but there's no option to exclude it when the OS is installed.

    To remove built-in screensavers, you need to remove them from the built-in screensavers folder [defaul location is /System/Library/Screen Savers/] (to get there go to Finder > Go > Go to Folder... then enter '/System/Library/Screen Savers/') , where you should see the following screensavers already...

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    ...the one you want to delete is 'iTunes Artwork.saver'.
     
  5. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors 6502

    lasloduncan

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    Thank you very much yes of course that is it and I knew it just could not find it. and still am bewildered why it cannot be deleted trashed etc from itunes or the other place in preferences...nevertheless I knew it could be yanked from the library just don't have much familiarity with doing stuff that way --usually works the above ways I mentioned --thank you so much really p' me off when I cant figure, guess, this stuff on my own. thanks.again--I have been hunting for it didn't realize you could be specific and it would pop up. duh...
     
  6. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hhhaha wont delete required by os....so I wasn't nuts afterall.??"?
     

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