Why aren't there any cool screensavers?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bluespider, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. bluespider macrumors 6502

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    It is really hard to find screensavers for ML, why aren't there a lot out there?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I haven't used a Screensaver since Windows 95. :eek:

    There is a clock screensaver that some people here use though, I don't know where you could find it though. Others are using Keycard, but you need an additional iOS device to use it.

    But yeah, a lot of people prefer to turn off their screen with brightness controls, or just closing the lid on their laptop these days. I use the standby on my G5 even.
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Screen savers became cool in the 90s, at about the same time that computer monitors no longer needed them to prolong the life of the phosphor.

    Ah. Flying Toasters. Where are you now?
     
  4. bluespider thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I understand that monitor's really don't NEED them, but miss having something cool to look at when it's idle :)
     
  5. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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  6. bluespider thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    The real question is: When will OS X drop screen savers?

    This topic does remind me of a way fancy tube screen saver on Windows ME.
     
  8. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Screen savers will still be useful until the image retention issues with the rMBPs and new iMacs are resolved.
     
  9. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Can someone help me i'am trying to find the screensaver that was on Jess's Mac in the Sci fi show Primeval for those that watched the show do you know what screen saver it is.
     
  10. Silvereel macrumors 6502

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