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WeatherCat Screensaver?
« on: April 01, 2017, 08:23:42 PM »
Just powered off the monitor related to my Mac mini hosting WeatherCat and asking me if it is possible to add a screensaver that displays weather values? So for example use the built in "Message" screensaver, and in the Options of this let us place a STATS TAG. Possible?
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I'll second that motion! (Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?)
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 10:14:18 PM »
Dear Reinhard and WeatherCat infomaniacs,

if it is possible to add a screensaver that displays weather values? So for example use the built in "Message" screensaver, and in the Options of this let us place a STATS TAG. Possible?

If Apple makes that reasonably easy to do, I'll second that motion.  That would be much more useful than the silly screensaver I have now.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 11:28:41 AM »
Again me.  :)

I am not really familiar with AppleScript, but I noticed ScreenSaver is scriptable. So if someone out there is able to dive into the deeps of AppleScript - possible to simply do it?  ::)
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Cannot find information on AppleScript. (Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?)
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:53:43 PM »
Dear Reinhard and WeatherCat DIY types,

I am not really familiar with AppleScript, but I noticed ScreenSaver is scriptable. So if someone out there is able to dive into the deeps of AppleScript - possible to simply do it?  ::)

I just checked and there is no AppleScript dictionary for the ScreenSaver.  Normally that means the application isn't scriptable.  I did a quick search and didn't find any information on how to use AppleScript on the ScreenSaver.  Could you point me to the information you found?

Cheers, Edouard   

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Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 09:21:11 AM »
Hello Edouard,

I found it here: Script-Editor > File > Open Dictitonary > Choose System Events > Scroll down to Screen Saver Suite

But as said before, I do not know what to do from here on.  :-[
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Nothing to display text (Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?)
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 11:16:35 PM »
Dear Reinhard and WeatherCat scripters,

I found it here: Script-Editor > File > Open Dictitonary > Choose System Events > Scroll down to Screen Saver Suite

But as said before, I do not know what to do from here on.  :-[

Alas, knowing AppleScript wouldn't have helped you anyway.  All you can do in AppleScript is to start or stop a screen saver, you can change which screen saver is running and you can set the general preferences.  There is no way to display any text.

Oh well, it was a good thought!

Edouard

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Re: WeatherCat Screensaver?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 08:08:34 AM »
Thank you for taking a look at it, Edouard!
Reinhard