Mac screen saver

How to Change Your Mac Screensaver

How to change Mac screensaverSo you want to stand out at work and have the best, flashiest, vibrant screensaver you can find, except there is one teeny problem – you don’t know how to change Mac screensaver…

Don’t worry you certainly don’t need to be a geeky Mac tech wizard to know how to do this, customizing and changing your Mac screensaver is very easy.

The kind people at Apple have already predicted you would like to add a personal touch to your desktop and so have already equipped you with a variety of screen savers ranging from the fun and wacky to the business like serious and mature designs. You can even add an extra bit of jazz by picking a animated Mac screen saver instead of a still frame.

 

To customize Mac screen saver just follow these few simple steps…

1.) Navigate your way to your main ‘Apple menu.’ This is the little apple logo on the top left of the screen.

2.) Once clicked a drop down menu will appear. Select ‘System Preferences’.

3.) Press the option ‘Desktop & Screen Saver’ then select the obviously ‘Screen Saver’ tab.

 

The column on the left presents the stored possibilities. On the right hand side you should notice a little preview screen so you can flick though and test drive the options. Click ‘Test’ to get the action going.

If you feel really creative you can even order Mac OS X to automatically generate a screen saver using personal pics from iPhoto or even have the album art in your iTunes library to create a groovy screen saver.

You can also control how long it takes for the screen saver to come on using the ‘Start Screen saver’ slider. Pick from as little as 3 seconds, 15 minuets all the way up to 2 hrs.

To select a Mac screensaver to use just leave the option in the left column highlighted and then click the red cross to exit.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)