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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver Apps
I don't know if it is already known, but if you want the iTunes Artwork screen saver to show more lines of album covers to match your screen size, edit the following file with the Property List Editor:
$HOME
  Library
    Preferences
      ByHost
        com.apple.screensaver.iTunesArtwork.111x2222xy33.plist
Note that the 111x2222xy33 bit will be different on your machine. Change the Rows key as you wish.

[robg adds: You can use the Options button in the screen saver itself to set the rows up to eight. If you edit this file, though, you can use a higher value, and the screen saver will respect that setting. I tested with 16 on my machine, and it worked -- it took a long time to cache the covers, and they were quite small, but it did work. Note that this file is in binary, so if you don't have Property List Editor, you'll have to convert it to edit it with a text editor. plutil -convert xml1 com.apple.screen.... After editing, convert it back with plutil -convert binary1 com.apple.screen....]
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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: anakin on Oct 02, '06 09:32:28AM

Why don't you just do it in the options for that screen saver like I do?

There is a slider for how many rows to show. At least with iTunes 7 installed and 10.4.8



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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: robg on Oct 10, '06 06:16:53AM

As I noted in the hint...

"You can use the Options button in the screen saver itself to set the rows up to eight. If you edit this file, though, you can use a higher value, and the screen saver will respect that setting."

That's why...

-rob.



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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: andya on Oct 02, '06 11:49:57AM

the problem with this is that only the first 12 columns will flip with new artwork (the number of columns you have when you have only 8 rows). test it by cranking the number of row to 24 or more, and only the artwork in the left 12 columns will flip.

i think it does look really cool when you have scads of rows, but no so cool when the art all over won't flip.



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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: Class42b on Oct 02, '06 12:24:35PM

Sorry, but I can't notice this behavior. On my Desk, the artwork in every of the 15 rows and 24 columns flips.



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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: rockout on Dec 21, '06 10:56:38AM

Not entirely true. I didn't bother trying it with 24, but I upped it to 10 (fills my screen evenly) and that gave me 16 columns. All sixteen columns are flipping.



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Display more rows in the iTunes Artwork screen saver
Authored by: Big_Boniface on May 03, '07 12:08:58PM

I tried this the other way around. I wanted to have one row. It worked for 2 covers, but than it crashed. It looked great though, one big 'vinyl like' cover art.



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