Snow Leopard breaks screensavers.. How to fix?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ToddJ, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    It seems Snow Leopard breaks most of the 3rd party screensavers that are out there. How can I fix this? Can i run just the screensavers in 32 bit mode?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Have you tried contacting the makers of the screensavers? they might have an update available for SL. At least check their websites.

    It's not uncommon for 3rd party addons to break when a new OS version shows up.
  3. ToddJ thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    i have, but to no avail. any other suggestions on how to get them to work?
  4. SolRayz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Looks like Lotsawater screensaver has recently been updated for SL! :)
  5. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I don't understand this at all. Last night I had Skyrocket running then rebuilt my machine and get that pop up warning. I had many working last night and now nothing.

    Also, how the heck do you get rid of the "pictures" in there?
  6. pyxelfish macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2008
    I found that when I opened System Preferences in 32-bit mode all my previously-disabled screensavers worked fine. :) Find System Preferences in the Applications folder, Get Info (cmd-I) and tick "Open in 32-bit mode".
  7. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I could've sworn I tried that. Really.

    I miss Filigree :(

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