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Desktop and Screensaver 0:25-1:36 The desktop and screensaver category is where we can change the computers' desktop picture. By default, Mac OS has a handful of stock photos that can be used as the background. And to change the background, we simply click on the photo, and the background changes. On the left here, we can also expand the folders' accordion, which contains the users' pictures folder by default, but if we wanted to, we could actually add any folder that contains pictures. For example, let's say we have a wallpaper folder that we want to add. To do that, we click the plus right here, and then browse through the folder. Then, we select the folder and click choose, which adds the folder here. Now, we can select one of these photos, as the desktop background.
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If you remember, a lot of configuration changes in Mac OS, don't require you to apply or save changes. For example, to change the background, all we have to do is select the background. Then we can close system preferences without needing to save the changes. Let's open system preferences back up, and go back to the desktop and screensaver category. But this time, we're going to go to the screensaver tab. This is where we can change the computer's screensaver settings. We can have the screensaver be a picture slide show, with different transition affects, or we can select one of the default screensavers. Screensaver Settings 1:37-2:36 In addition, we can change how long it takes for the screensaver to turn on. Right now it's set to never but, let's change it to 20 minutes. We can also have the clock appear on the screensaver if we want. Each screensaver also has its' own configuration options which can be accessed over here, where the screensaver is selected. For example, with the flurry screensaver we can change how many streams appear, their thickness, and so on. If you notice, there's no option for the screensaver password here. This option is actually in a different category. Let's go back to the system preferences overview. If you remember, system preferences allows us to search for a particular setting. So, let's search for the screensaver password settings. When we do, notice the security and privacy category is highlighted. We also have a suggestion below the search box. If we click the suggestion, it takes us into the security and privacy category, where we can see the screensaver password options here. Right now the system will require a password after 5 minutes of the screensaver being active. Let's change that to 15 minutes. Display Resolution 2:37-3:20 Let's go back to the main overview. The second display configuration category is display, is right here.This is where we can change the display resolution of the computer, as well as configure the color settings.
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