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Wake from Screen saver

October 20, 2006 | 11:27 pm

I have a Max patch running a kiosk that uses external sensors through a MIDItron, and the computer has no computer keyboard or mouse attached to it. I want the screen saver to kick in when no one is using the kiosk for awhile, but when they touch a sensor I’d like to wake the screen saver (OS X). Only thing is, the Mac seems to respond only to computer key presses or mouse movement. Any suggestions on a Max/MSP/Jitter object that will respond to a sensor and stop the screen saver?

Alternatively, can I get Jitter to see files in a folder recursively and display them, that is, to see new files as they are added to the folder and put the new files into the screen saver slide show queue automatically?

Thanks.


October 21, 2006 | 6:42 am

When OSX notices that the mouse/keyboard is inactive for x minutes,
it simply launches an app called ScreenSaverEngine.app that app
automatically does screensaving. quiting it stops the screensaver.

its located in many places in this folder HD/System/Library/
Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/

use the shell or applescript


October 23, 2006 | 5:16 am

You can make your own Jitter based screensaver and switch off the one
from the OS. Artistically much better…

Stefan


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October 23, 2006 | 5:22 pm

Any idea how to make a screen saver that loads all the files in a folder into a queue for display? The folder has new files added to it all the time.

Thanks.


October 23, 2006 | 5:23 pm

Thanks. This works, using tap.appplescript.


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