Changes in MacOS Mojave have made it impossible to continue with ScreenSleeves as a true screensaver. Apple have not made it possible (as far as I know at the time of writing) to grant a screensaver plugin the necessary permission to communicate with or control other apps.
Making ScreenSleeves run as a full app (in its own window) has several benefits:
- Resize the window from tiny to large, and put it into full-screen mode.
- Choose to keep the window on top of others when it's small, or allow others to move on top of it
- The new version gives you the option to automate certain things, emulating a screensaver:
- Switch to full-screen mode with a keypress (cmd-ctrl-F) or after a configurable period of inactivity
- Switch back from full-screen to the floating window with a wiggle of the mouse or keypress
- Block system screensaver, screen sleep or computer sleep while in full-screen mode and as long as music is playing
The new standalone version (6.0.0) is available for download, it runs for free for a trial period, then a small price to continue using it. (Previously, the screensaver came in a free and 'pro' versions with extras in the paid version).
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