Screen Saver Wallpaper on a Mac




in this Instructable, i will show you how to give your mac a screensaver instead of a wallpaper.


Step 1: Setup

first, you go to Finder>applications>utilities>terminal. once you have a terminal window open, go back to finder WITHOUT CLOSING THE WINDOW and open system preferences and set your screensaver to the one that you want on your desktop.

Step 2: The Hack

this is what you need to type in the terminal box:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ -background
i suggest just copy and pasting it.

Step 3: Step 3

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    to make it so that it runs in the background, you can make a shell script file and use the nohup command. then, you will still be able to use terminal, or be able to close out of it.

    in terminal type:
    cd Desktop
    nano (whatever filename you want).sh

    on the new screen, copy paste the code...
    /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ -background

    then, press command x --> y --> enter

    then type:

    nohup sh (whatever filename you used).sh >/dev/null &

    That should do it..

    Very cool trick though!