Are These System Settings Available to KM or AppleScript?

Can KM or AppleScript get 'at' the following system prefs in Ventura?

  • Start Screen Saver when inactive

  • Turn Display off when inactive

  • Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off

IDLE function
Start Screen Saver action

Sleep Screen action

That is a system setting for whether the password in needed when the screen is saving or locked or after however long.

Hey @peternlewis, I should have been clearer.

I would like to set up a KM macro that would:
1 - Set - Start Screen Saver when inactive - to 'Never'
2 - Set - Turn Display off when inactive - to 'Never'
2 - Set - Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off - to 'Never'

And I would like to set up another KM macro that would:
1 - Set - Start Screen Saver when inactive - to 'For 5 Minutes'
2 - Set - Turn Display off when inactive - to 'For 20 Minutes'
2 - Set - Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off - to 'After 5 Minutes'

There is a menu bar app I use called 'Amphetamine' that has many different sleep/screensaver options.
Maybe you could use this app and have KM move and click mouse for you to accomplish your settings.
I have no macros programed myself for this, but seems like it might work.

Steve

thanx for the reply @Steve_E , I keep my app list down to a dull roar, updates, compatibility, etc etc...

  • I do know KM could open the System Settings 'app' click screen lock, then click and set the pop-ups accordingly, but it's not what I call strong.... -

No biggie, I'll just do it... ... manually!! OMG! LOL
Cheers

The only way I know to do that stuff is via UI control.

And I expect turning off Require Password would in turn require a password, making the process pretty challenging.

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