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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

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Desktop & Screen Saver

This panel represents the mating of two separate panels called Desktop and Screen Effects from Mac OS X 10.2. But they still do the same thing:

  • Desktop lets you dress up your desktop with the background image of your choice. You can choose from one of the several dozen background pictures that come with Mac OS X or use your own pictures. In fact, you can even schedule these background pictures to change automatically at regular intervals—an essential feature for the easily bored.

  • Screen Saver controls the Mac OS X screen saver—the wild, animated light show that appears on your screen to protect its contents when you’ve wandered away for a cup of coffee.

Desktop

Mac OS X comes with several ready-to-use collections of desktop pictures, ranging from National Geographic ...

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