I'm about to buy an ibook, and I have a stupid question

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    I remember playing around with a friend's ibook a few years ago, and it had this feature that made the background a series of his own pictures that slowly faded and changed. Does this feature still exist? Does it kill batter life?
     
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    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    btw, im sure this is a stupid question, but I'm a long time windows user.
     
  3. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    yeah it still exists, and as far as i know it shouldn't hurt your battery life by much if at all.
     
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    Thats awesome. Where is this feature found?
     
  5. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    system prefs/desktop at the bottom there is a check box that will ask you how often you want to change desktop pics.
     
  6. Kirk Hinrich

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    Yeah, I am going to college next fall, and I need a laptop, and I had to decide between mac and pc, and then I thought back on how cool it looked when pics of my friends and I were rotating around on this guy's laptop.
     
  7. rudd

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    i just got my g-4 powerbook and i can't imagine why anyine would want anything but / the books are powerfull and tight
     
  8. Skoles

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    It sounds like he was using that wallpaper as desktop software. It lets you play a screensaver as the desktop. The one where the pictures slowly zoom in & out while fading into each other is a default ss for OSX.

    I forget the name of the software. Serenescreen?
     
  9. Kix

    Kix Jailbait tested, Milf approved

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    ya, its a pretty standard feature, its just in the backrounds preference section
     
  10. agent0068

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    you don't need the screensaver to cycle still pictures. it's a checkbox in the desktop background part of system preferences
     
  11. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i said all that up there ^. very simple and straightforward.
     
  12. Kirk Hinrich

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    you can put a screensaver as your desktop w/o dl'ing additional software. i tested it out with a command in terminal. i forget what it was though. a changing background is annoying, imo.
     
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    Joe --------- "Nice computer... why a Mac?"
    chisox41 --- "It was a tough decision but in the end, the Mac had the better screens saver!"
    Joe --------- "Oh... Cool... Can you put your weeeeeed in it?"
     
  15. Skoles

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    Yea, I know you can check it off to load random backgrounds at different intervals. I think he was talking about the ss that plays images tho. There are 2 ways to do it, the software one out there gives you more options.
     

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