How to delete (uninstall) Mac screensavers (Apple Mac OS)

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These are the screensaver uninstall instructions for Mac.
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Mac screensaver uninstall method:

Mac screensavers can be uninstalled from the panel where you go to configure them: the "Screen Savers" panel within "System Preferences".

  1. Go to the "System preferences"
  2. then to "Desktop & Screen Saver"
  3. then to the "Screen Saver" tab.
  4. Select a different screensaver from the one you want to delete.
  5. Scroll (if needed) in the list of available screensavers to locate the one you want to delete
  6. Right-click on it and select "Move to trash".
  7. Close the "System preferences"
  8. Empty the Trash

Alternative screensaver uninstall method:

Mac screensavers are stored in these two folders:

  • /Library/Screen Savers
    for screensavers that are available to all users
  • ~/Library/Screen Savers
    for screensavers of the current (logged in) user

Open both these folder with finder and delete the screensaver that you want to delete. Empty the Trash.

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Thanks for the uninstall instructions. I want to remove some old screensavers from my macbook.
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