iScreensaver has been updated to version

iScreensaver version 6.8.5 has a number of bugfixes and improvements, including fixes for several issues that could cause issues when running under macOS Ventura 13 (currently in beta, soon to be released) Authors distributing screensavers for macOS clients should update, re-build, and re-distribute their screensavers. Authors only supporting Windows clients can upgrade at their convenience.

Release Notes
We are pleased to announce the release of iScreensaver version 6 which supports macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) through 13 (Ventura) and Windows 7 through 10. Read about Version 6

iScreensaver 6 - managed installation - registry keys

When performing a managed installation (see ) it's important to set Registry Keys properly.

There are a few potential "gotchas" or issues to avoid:

  1. The HKCU/.Default user is not the right place (many people think this is the "Default settings for new users" but this is not correct). See
  2. The "Default settings for new users" actually are stored in the NTUSER.DAT file - this is an older way, but can still work. See
  3. The more modern way is to use Group Policy Object as shown here:


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