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Create self-updating custom slideshow screensavers System
By now I'm sure everyone knows how to turn folders into custom slideshow screensaver. If you don't, see this hint, which also includes references to two other screensaver hints. Here's one more trick.

Instead of creating a folder full of images or aliases to images, I took the lazy way and simply created an alias of the image folder itself. I renamed it and moved it, and it worked! What's special about this trick is that the screensaver is still an alias to the original folder. Any changes you make to that folder automatically update the screensaver.
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Create self-updating custom slideshow screensavers
Authored by: toddsnc on Mar 14, '03 10:25:55AM

this may be the coolest variation on this theme yet. you might not think it's going to work because when you drag the aliased folder into you screensavers folder and rename it (with the standard .slideSaver extension) it doesn't set the bundle bit on the folder (you can still open it as a normal folder) but the resulting "screensaver" appears both in Screen Effects and on my Backlight menu. nice!



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Create self-updating custom slideshow screensavers
Authored by: Hart on Mar 17, '03 11:18:01AM

This tip works with iPhoto as well. There's no button in iPhoto to do this (yet), but it's easy. Create an album in iPhoto or choose an album you already have. Navigate to ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Albums. Command/Option click and drag (to make an alias) the album folder (not the data file) to ~/Library/Screen Savers. Change the name of the alias making sure it ends with .slideSaver.



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