Macintosh Issues

Currently Dream Aquarium will only run on macs with OS version 10.7 or higher.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OS X CATALINA USERS: There are bugs in Catalina which make user interactivity with screensavers impossible. Any user input causes the screensaver to quit. We hope Apple resolves these problems soon. Unfortunately there is no workaround we can offer at this time because the bug resides in the OS itself. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The recommended method of installation is to open the installer .dmg file, hold down the CTRL key, and Click on the "Dream Aquarium.saver" file. A menu should appear. Choose "Open" from the menu.
You may receive a message that Dream Aquarium is from an "unidentified developer" and it may deny you the ability to install. In this case we recommend opening your System Preferences, "Privacy and Security" and in the 1st tab (General) it will hopefully give you an option to "open anyway" for Dream Aquarium. When installing it should ask if you want to install "For this user only" or "For all users" or . CHOOSE "INSTALL FOR ALL USERS". The "This user only" option may lead to permissions problems when updating to the full version.

In the case that you receive a warning that Dream Aquarium couldn't be installed because it was from an unidentified/unverified developer, see this page

To enter your serial number or reactivate:
Open your "System Preferences" -> "DeskTop & Screen Saver" and, with Dream Aquarium selected as the active screensaver, click the "Screen Saver Options" button. You should see a text field to copy/paste your serial number. If you have already entered your serial number previously on this machine, the button below the text field will say "Reactivate your full version". In this case, just press the "Reactivate ..." button without entering your serial number.

Open your "System Preferences" -> "DeskTop & Screen Saver" and CTRL-click on the Dream Aquarium screensaver icon in the list. A menu will appear which either says "Move to trash" or "Reveal in Finder". If it shows "Move to trash" it means Dream Aquarium is installed "For this user only" and can easily be deleted. If it shows "Reveal in Finder" it means it is current installed "For all users". Select the "Reveal in Finder" option and manually drag the "Dream Aquarium.saver" file into your trashcan. Your system will prompt you for an Administrator password in order to complete the action.

If you just have questions or are still having difficulty, please contact us here.

Additional Info for nerds:
On mac, screensavers can be installed in one of two places, depending on if you choose "Install For All Users" or "Install for this user only".
The "For all users" location is "Macintosh HD/Library/Screen Savers"
The "For this user only" location is "Macintosh HD/Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Library/Screen Savers". In this case, note that your "Library" folder is likely hidden, and will have to be unhidden in order to be accessed. If you're having problems installing, we recommend going to these 2 locations and make sure no "Dream Aquarium.saver" files exist.

If you're looking for where your settings files are stored, open up your "Desktop & Screen Saver" preferences, select "Dream Aquarium" as your active screensaver, click the "screen saver options" button and click the last tab called "Support". There will be a button labelled "Reveal Dream Aquarium support folder".

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