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10.6: Run 32-bit screen savers in the background in 10.6
Authored by: V.K. on Feb 17, '10 09:31:32AM
this is too complicated. you can just change the unix executable in the screensaver.app. rename the current one
cd /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine
sudo mv ScreenSaverEngine ScreenSaverEngine-old

Then replace the old /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine executable with an executable
#!/bin/sh
arch -i386 /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine32-old

Then you don't need any separate launch daemons or a separate mechanism to control the screensaver timer.

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10.6: Run 32-bit screen savers in the background in 10.6
Authored by: RossGGG on Feb 17, '10 10:29:07AM

That's great and way more simple! I knew there had to be a better way to do this, but no one seemed to have provided one yet. Thanks!



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