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10.5: Install two additional screen savers
Authored by: hazkid on Nov 16, '07 02:57:57PM
When I submitted this, I gave /System/Library/Screen Savers as the install directory. I strongly recommend this! If you install in your User folder they will appear as Custom Screensavers. Anyways, wouldn't you rather make them systemwide?

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10.5: Install two additional screen savers
Authored by: robg on Nov 16, '07 03:24:28PM

I changed it because, quite honestly, it's not the right thing to do. Modifying the system folder is a Really Bad Thing to do. If you take that route, you risk having your screen savers vanish with a future system update. You'll also lose them if you migrate to another machine. Or if you restore from an install DVD. And so on...

If they're in your user's folder, they won't be lost unless you wipe out your user and start over.

As a happy medium, you could also use /Library/Screen Savers. Anything placed there will be accessible to all users, and you don't have to modify the System folder to accomplish that goal.

-rob.



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10.5: Install two additional screen savers
Authored by: hazkid on Nov 17, '07 10:34:59AM

Though you're right about the screensavers disappearing when you reinstall the OS, the only way they'll display as "Built-In" is if they're in /System.

And what's so bad about modifying system files? If you really screw things up that bad, just do an archive+install.
Also, there have been so many hints about modding the Dock, the menubar, TM... on the scale, adding a few .qtz files to a system folder is pretty basic (and 100% safe in 98% of the circumstances).

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