How To Create Custom Screensavers In OS X

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Having your computer go to sleep immediately, or having a default screensaver come on is boring, just like having a voicemail with no custom message. However there is a solution. OS X allows you to easily create a custom screesaver based off two ore more photos so you have give your Mac that personalised edge it needs to set itself a part. You can choose several options, which is great, and having photos of your loved ones or your favourite sports teams flying across your screen definitely beats the traditional swirly, repetitive screensaver. Here’s how to do it.

1. Open System Preferences.

2. Click Desktop & Screensaver.

3. Click the + button to add the folder of photos of your choice.

4. Configure the display style as appropriate.

You have to have a bunch of photos ready in a folder to do this, so if you haven’t yet done that, best assemble them before, or use an already existing folder. You can also change the display style which is really nice – you can have falling photos or a traditional slideshow, so it’s pretty customisable and you can give the awesome screensaver your Mac desperately needs. So scrap anything you have at the moment and make your own screensaver – you won’t regret it!

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