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10.3: Install screen savers with a double-click Install
I recently downloaded a screen saver module. When I mounted the image file, the screen saver had the standard .saver extension, but the icon wasn't generic. Could it be that Panther recognizes the .saver filetype? I double-clicked the file and was immediately shown a dialog box explaining that the file needed to be installed first, and would like to install it for one user or for all?

This new installation method certainly beats the old method of digging through the Library folder!
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10.3: Install screen savers with a double-click
Authored by: Vizspring on Nov 16, '03 03:48:11PM

I know it's minor, but the one difference between installing screen savers in this way (instead of copying the file) is that it loses its custom icon. Many screen savers have a custom icon, and it must just be ignored when copying the file.



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10.3: Install screen savers with a double-click
Authored by: reiggin on Nov 16, '03 08:43:28PM

I'm too lazy to try myself, but does this procedure work with font files also? I miss the good ol' Classic OS days of easy font installation (drop it on the System Folder).



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10.3: Install screen savers with a double-click
Authored by: JimMueller on Nov 17, '03 12:34:31AM

Yes - double-click on a font file (TT, OTF or T1's screen font suitcase) and FontBook will open, display a sample of the font in a window that has a button "Install this font." Quite sweet.

I would be more impressed if I had not seen a similar install technique in Windows 2000. There are a few things (very few) I like in Windows that M$ had got to ahead of Mac. As they say, with an infinite number of monkeys banging on typewriters...



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