Average Joe's Tips

How To: Make Your Desktop Background Into a Screensaver

Do you want an awesome background on your computer? Well I will show you how to make your desktop background into a lively moving screensaver with a few easy steps. The first step to this process is to open up System Preferences, go into “Desktop and Screensaver,” and then into the “Screensaver” portion. From there select which screensaver you would like to have as your background. After that open up Terminal. Then copy and paste the following code in /System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ -background and press “enter.” After that your background should come up as the screensaver you choose. If you want to have a different screensaver you need to open a new Terminal window select the new screensaver in System Prefrences and press “Enter” again in terminal. Note that the screensaver will only stay up as long as the Terminal app is open.

Let us know how this worked for you.

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