Widget to start screensaver?

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.
 

unity

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Sep 30, 2005
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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.
 

goodtimes5

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Apr 4, 2004
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Why not just set a hot corner?
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.
 

unity

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Sep 30, 2005
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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".
 
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