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System Preferences - Desktop & Screen Saver    
We already have a lesson on how to customize your desktop, so now we will take a look at the screen saver. The screen saver is to prevent what’s called a "burn in" on your monitor display. The theory is if you leave a singe still image displayed on your computer for an extended amount of time, you can damage your display by having the image burned into the pixels. So to prevent this from happening, we use a screen saver. Which can be set here to turn on after a certain amount of time. I have mine set to fifteen minutes. You can also choose the type of screen saver that suits you best. Check out all the cool choices from Apple, or you can use your own pictures. Click the test button to try it out. Just move your mouse or hit any key to return. Hot corners are an easy way to activate your screen saver. You simple move your mouse to the designated corner to start the screen saver. This is useful if you walk away from your computer and want the screen saver to start immediately instead of waiting the allotted time. My Hot Corner is set to the upper left corner, so if I mouse over to the upper left corner you will see that my screen saver starts. You can pick any corner you’d like for this function. And that's how to set up your screen saver!
 
         
 
 
         
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