Quote: Originally Posted by rbowen
Can I use a a picture I've saved in "My Pictures" as my screensaver, if so, how?
Yes, and it's easy! The way you do it is to right-click on your Desktop, go into Personalize, then Screen Saver, and in the Screen Saver drop down list, select Photos. The Screen Saver app then uses the My Pictures folder as the source of your screen saver(s).
You will then have 2 choices as to which photo(s) you want as your screen savers: 1. You can either get all
of the images in that folder randomly appearing as your screen savers -- like a personalized slide show. Very cool!!! Or, 2. if you only want that one picture to be the sole screen saver, you would have to take all of the other images out of the My Pictures folder (just transfer them to another folder, or create a new folder to transfer them into and call it, for example, "My Pictures 2.") Then, you will have just the one remaining image that you wanted as your screen saver.
PS Just wanted to clarify the difference between using a Screen Saver and a Background photo. The Background photo appears continually, as the background image on your Desktop -- but it does not suddenly turn on after your Desktop has been open for that certain period of time that you've set for your Screen Saver. In order to have an image appear at that certain time (that you set), you have to set it to appear as a Screen Saver
, not as a Background image.