I'm using OSX Yosemite. I installed xscreensaver from the DMG as described here: https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/download.html

Now I want to uninstall it (it's killed my desktop background).

There's nothing in the Applications folder, or in the FAQ.

How should I get rid of it?

  • how did you install it ? usually you open the .dmg file and copy the "app" to applications. what did you do exactly ? Nov 1, 2015 at 14:52

1 Answer 1


Your answer is given in ReadMe file included along with the installer

To Uninstall

Open the "/Library/Screen Savers/" folder and drag any unwanted savers to Trash.

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I also expanded Install Everything package and found there is a preinstall script that mentions, install Screensaver and updater in /System/Library/Screen Savers/

So remove any unwanted screensavers from /System/Library/Screen Savers/

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