Inferno: My Mac’s on fire
I am a big fan of screensavers — always looking for new (and old) stuff. That said, I recently stumbled on a website offering a collection of 14 Quartz screensavers, most of which display smoothly on my older Mac.
Quartz screensavers are back(ish)
Apple’s OS X Lion broke many things, including most though not all Quartz (.qtz) screensavers. One of the casualties was A Little Bit of Nothing’s popular SnowFall screensaver. However, I’ve downloaded and tested it under OS X 10.7.3 and it works again if poorly.
See also: Zugakousaku for a large collection, more than 30, Quartz screensavers, many of which perform well under OS X 10.7.3.
Previously, although I could install it, selecting SnowFall in System Preferences > Screensaver would cause OS X Lion to report that the screensaver wasn’t compatible and that it would be automatically disabled — that no longer happens.
Still, although SnowFall now plays, it did crash System Preferences — not every time, but occasionally — and performance is poor.
How are you making out with Quartz (.qtz) screensavers?