appleScript to disable screen saver

  • Posted: 24 November 2008 11:29 AM

    I am new to AppleScript and would like to write a script to disable the screen saver.  Where do I start?  How do I do this?  Also, please help me understand what documentation I use to learn how to do this?

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    Wow this is so much better then my old Mac Plus!
    Steve

         
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    Posted: 01 December 2008 09:14 AM #1

    Hey Steve,

    Here is a sample code from Apple’s AppleScript Page:

    try
     
    tell application id "com.apple.ScreenSaver.Engine" to launch
    end 
    try 

    So you could try an modify that to a stay open applescript (which means you select “Application” as your file format when you save the script in Script Editor).

    --untested
    on idle
    try
    tell application id "com.apple.ScreenSaver.Engine" to quit
    end 
    try
    return 
    5
    end idle 

    That being said, there’s probably a better way. Try googling for “disable screen saver (mac OR leopard)”.

    Hope this helps!

    [ Edited: 05 December 2008 12:35 PM by Stephen Swift ]      
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    Posted: 06 December 2008 09:30 AM #2

    Wow great site for Applescript. I was having difficulty finding many tutorials, but this site seems pretty good. For me the applescripting will be more for practice & to know that I can. I build a little in secondlife too. It is fun. Glad to be here.