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Use Apple's screen saver images as desktop pictures
Authored by: zpjet on Nov 09, '04 11:53:30AM

dood, if i'd ever want to use those beaches or stars at my desktop (and i wouldn't, i have there a wood pattern for more than year, as i think people should look somewhere else when they have a second, like out of a REAL window), i'd just hit "Choose Folder..." in the list, pressed command-shift-g and navigated to

/System/Library/Screen Savers/Abstract.slideSaver/Contents/Resources/

replace Abstract by Beach, Cosmos or Forest as you wish. that's it

ps: here's my destop "picture" if you like

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Shoot, you win
Authored by: terceiro on Nov 10, '04 12:44:19AM

Yeah, that's the easiest way... and you win because I never realized I could hit cmd-shift-g in an open dialog. It's the most basic thing in the world, but it's new to me!

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You must be new around here :)
Authored by: robg on Nov 10, '04 10:11:08AM
It was first hinted back in 2003 -- in this hint...

Anyway, glad you found it; it's very useful...


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Tabs are your friend.
Authored by: jscarry on Nov 10, '04 12:11:45PM

OSX will autocomplete the path for you as well.
To go to /System/Library/Screen Savers/Abstract.slideSaver/Contents/Resources/
Type /S and then tab.Then L and tab, etc.
As long as there aren't duplicates the OS will complete the folder name for you. If there are duplicates you need to type the next letter.

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Tabs are your friend.
Authored by: poolish on Oct 18, '07 12:44:45PM

ha, whats that got to do with anything? they probly know that already

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