Widget to start screensaver?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by goodtimes5, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    Does anyone know of a widget that can start the screensaver when told to? I already have all my hot corners assigned.
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Just set it after a set amount of idle time. I cant think why you would need a widget to start the screen saver. Is that not sorta redundant? I mean all the widget would be active with the saver running.

    How about an apple script/automator action that you can link to in the dock. Click and it launches the script which start the screen saver.
     
  3. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already stated I have all my hot corners assigned.

    I use my screensaver as a way to lock my screen when I have to attend to something else. This is why I prefer to have an instant screensaver rather than wait for idle time. I'll try to mess with Automator.
     
  4. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Successful Automator plug-in for Finder created.
     
  5. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Well if its for lock purposes, use Keychain Access. It has a screen lock feature that you can use via the menu bar. I think that would be pretty quick.

    Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access

    Then go to the preferences menu and "Show Status in Menu Bar".
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Sorry. Missed that bit. :eek:
     

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