How to install a retro clock style screen saver


I just found a real cool screen saver that my brother is using. After a preset time of inactivity your computer screen switches over to an old style flip-over clock. It looks great and is functional. Here’s how to get it going.

In the old days when computer screens were made of phosphorus (like old TV’s) if you left the same image in your screen it becomes burned into the screen and stayed there permanently, so it was necessary to run a ‘screen saver’ after a few minutes of no activity to make sure your screen was not damaged. Thats no longer an issue with LCD screens, but there are a host of ‘screen saver’ applications that turn your screen into an aquarium and so on. This app is one of the classiest that I’ve seen, it turns your screen into an old flip style clock display.

The screen saver is called ‘Fliquo’ and you can download it from here.

Here’s how to get it going:

1. Find the downloaded folder and find the little screensaver panel that looks like this:


Double click on it to install it. You will get a dialog box something like this. Click install.


2. This will take you to your ‘Screen Savers’ control panel. (You can also get there from ‘System Preferences’ then ‘Desktop and Screen Savers.’ Select the ‘Fliqlo’ screen saver.


You can select how long the delay is before the screen saver appears from 1 minute up to 1 hour. I have selected 2 minutes.


That’s it!

Now after 2 minutes your display will turn into am Old School flip clock.




18 responses to “How to install a retro clock style screen saver”

  1. Leo The Great

    I am extremely grateful to you, can you believe i even watched youtube videos but didn’t get it right???? Thanks so much for the share. i appreciate it

  2. Gerome

    Too bad the font was changed, it used to look good.

  3. sam

    will I get any viruses if I download this on my Macbook pro

    1. You always need to be careful about anything you download. So check where you are getting it from. This company looks OK, especially as they have an iPhone app on the Apple store.

  4. siri

    omg! I wanted the clock screen saver for so long, tired to check so many websites but didn’t find what I needed ..this worked! Thank you so much!

  5. Veli

    Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for :)

  6. Nada

    Been wanting this font for quite some time. Thaank you for the clear explanation, right to the point!

  7. sher

    works well! thank you

  8. Prajwal

    This looks great and works fine, thank you.

  9. I got my screen saver to work but it turns off quickly after. How do I make it stay on longer?

  10. Juliette

    I have the newest version of MacBook Air and this says contact the vendor for a newer version ?

    1. Maya

      I have had this problem too!

  11. Mel

    I guess it doesn’t work on Capitan?

  12. Mara

    I just bought a Mac air and the screen saver won’t work on mine :(

  13. leen

    doesn’t work anymore says it doesn’t work in my version bit Sur 11.3.1 please fix I love this screen saver

  14. Juby

    Thank you so much to the designer that created this and the OP for sharing!! This replaces my need for a digital clock on the desk and I cannot be happier. YES!

  15. how do i keep the clock going? after about 5 minutes of clock use my screen fades to black.

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