Ok, so OS X has some nice screensavers. But I don’t want a fancy-pantsy processor eating blob in 7 different colors. I want a black screen.</p>
<p>My solution, until now, was simply to set the display-sleep-timeout lower than the start-screensaver-timeout. However, I lock my screen using top-right hot-corner for starting the screensaver, thus requiring password to get back. <small>(If I don’t lock my computer, my fellow buddies at work invites the boss for a hot night using my name. Not good. Not. Good.)</small></p> <p>So I made this non-animating, non-updating black screensaver.<br /></p> <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://pub.flajm.se/mac/BlackScreenSaver-1.0-ub.zip"><img src="/resources/old/BlackScreenSaver.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><br /></p> <p>It’s compiled as a “universal binary”, for both <span class="caps">PPC</span> and Intel macs. Click the icon above to download. Unzip and double-click the bastard to install it.</p> <hr /> <p><a href="http://www.everythingtech.tv/2007/02/08/monitor-sleep-on-your-imac/">Everythingtech.tv</a> has a solution for making the “instant screen sleep” happen.