Do you have a special wallpaper and/or screensaver for your computer?

Canada
January 8, 2008 12:07am CST
My hubby David put some new wallpaper on my computer yesterday. Mine is of Stonehenge because we both come from families with Celtic backgrounds. That led me wondering if others in Mylot Land have special wallpaper and/or screen savers on their computers. If you I'd like to hear what they are and why you chose them. If not I'm interested in knowing that too. Too much bother to install? Don't need them? Or whatever other reason you might have. I have included the image of Stonehenge that is on my monitor. As a screen saver I have some squiggly pipe like configurations that come and go in different colors, sizes and shapes. Although I am hardly away from my computer enough for it to come on. Raia
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@nurrynoo (72)
• New Zealand
8 Jan 08
My partner and i have recently got ourselves a cool little digital camera, so of course we have now taken a million photos. I have put every one of those photos on to my computer and have now put them on as my screen saver. They just randomly flash on to the screen every few seconds. Its great too cos we all just sit and watch them for hours on end. On our monitor we have a gorgeous photo of me, my partner, my two kids and his 3 kids. I love having my whole brood right there to sit and watch at all times.
• Canada
8 Jan 08
Hello...and welcome to Mylot! Thanks for your response...and for sharing what you have done with your photos..I like that. I am a true shutter bug but never thought of setting photos up as you have...what a great idea! I am going to consider doing that too. Why I love Mylot...great ideas from great members. Enjoy your Mylotting experience...and look forward to hearing more from you. Raia
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• New Zealand
8 Jan 08
Thanks! I've been enjoying this mylot thing a lot. Almost to the point of neglecting my partner!!
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• Canada
8 Jan 08
Ohhhhh yes....I know that one and so does my hubs...all too well. Last night I was here until after three in the morning as he waited and played on his computer downstairs. This can become very addictive...and many of us can attest to that...it is a common theme. However, it is possible to manage it...but it does take some planning and forethought. Good luck with it...and I am glad to know you are enjoying yourself...it doesn't seem to end...at least for me so far...and I am coming up to 8 months. All the best... Raia
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 08
My Wolf Image For Wallpaper/screensaver - image of two wolves in the snow
I use photos from my own collection of my photo library and use the "tile" effect. I change the photo image according to the time/season..for instance for Halloween I had one of my Halloween set-up photo, for Thanksgiving a Thanksgiving shot, same with Christmas, and New Years. I did do something a little different though for my picture now. I have a "wolf" thing if you remember and is my totem animal..I found this great drawing of two wolves in the snow...so that is my screensaver image now..
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• Canada
8 Jan 08
Oh Pye...I commented on the photo and gave it a plus. It is beautiful! As I mentioned in the comment on it wolves are one of my power animals as well. I am sure their attributes augment all you do in communicating ideas and sharing your voice...as they do so well in their natural habitats. Lovely addition...thanks my friend. Raia
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• Philippines
9 Jan 08
I change my wallpaper every now and then. But they're always pictures of cute cats I have seen in the internet. Now I have this wallpaper of a cat in a shoebox looking out. So cute! :)
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• Philippines
9 Jan 08
Oh and here's the pic! forgot to attach it
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• Philippines
9 Jan 08
cat - i love this cat!
here
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• Canada
9 Jan 08
Cute kitty in waste paper basket - This photo was taken of Tigger one of two ginger twin male cats we have. He climbed in and sat there looking around and quite happy with himself!.
Hi again glitzypurple...ah so you are also a cat lover...we are also...with 5 of them and two dogs as mostly indoor animals. Good thing we have a 2,000 square foot house so we call have breathing spaces of our own! Thanks for including what definitely is a really cute photo. Seeing as you enjoy cute photos I have included one from the hundreds of photos I have our our cats in their various antics. Fun to share and show off our cute kitties with a true blue contented cat lover like you. Purr, purr, purr.... Raia
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I did have a resent pic of Chey on the monitor now I have put the one of the lights up in front yard for Christmas will have to change it again later lol and I already have put the pic on here so cant do another one of the same shot. It only takes a few 2nds to change it just haveto find what pic I want to change it too. If I am away from puter the screen goes blank I use to on old puter have all kinds of horse pic changeing all the time.
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• Canada
9 Jan 08
How special for you and Chey to have her photo on your system. I bet that makes her feel as special as she is to you. Glad to hear you are having fun with your new camera and I agree...it is fun to change screen savers as the spirit moves us. Hope all is well with you and that you haven't developed a full blown cold. Not fun! Love and caring regards, Raia
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Jan 08
when I have her on there and she sees it she saiys thats baby and I ask her whats babys name some times its baby other times she wil say her name love my camera and I didnt get the cold Chey has it and Linda has the flu yike I am taking airborne so as not to get it also take a immune pill so I dont get sick I just dont ned that. hugs
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• Canada
9 Jan 08
No...no...no sickness for Lakota. You are on an upswing now and you don't want or need a setback like that. You and Chey seem to have such a beautiful bond...she is luck to have you in her life to be such a good role model! Chatting soon...YES! Raia
@Bizziebod (3526)
30 Apr 08
I love photography and have a catalogue of favourite pics, I have my favourite, which is of a boat in an estuary at dusk with the sun going down over it's sails, but I change it quite regularly, I've also got a couple of other computers that I use, and have different photo's on those. My screen saver is of my photos that i've taken!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
4 May 08
Well you're welcome to take a look at some of my work - it's not been updated with any recent ones as I haven't had chance yet. http://bizziebod.blogspot.com/ enjoy!
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
8 Jan 08
My 4 Babies - This is one of the photos that has been used as my wallpaper many times. It is one of my favorites.
Up until a couple of days ago I had a black and white photo that I took as my wallpaper. It is of all 4 of my children. I arranged them on the floor and took their picture standing over them. A day or two ago my husband must have changed it because now the wallpaper is a picture of me kissing our youngest daughter. My screen saver is bubbles. I love it. They are lightly colored and the colors change but you can still see your screen beneath them.
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• United States
11 Jan 08
Thank you for the plus. :) I am sending you a friend request. I hope you will accept.
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• Canada
22 Jan 08
Yes I did...and thanks for asking! Raia
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
I have my kids family picture as my screensaver. My daughter, son in law and two wonderful grandchildren. I spend as much time as I can on my computer and I love to see the smiling faces. They are my life.
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• Canada
8 Jan 08
Hello my friend...always enjoyable hearing from you. I hope you and your loved ones had a good holiday season..and that 2008 brings many good things to all your lives. From other chats we have had it doesn't surprise me that you would choose to fire up your computer and see the happy, smiling faces of those you hold so dear. Surrounding ourselves with images of those who enrich our lives is something I enjoy too. In my office bookshelf I have a whole section dedicated to everyone in my soul-family that continue to bless my life day by day and year by year. Wi8shing you and yours the best life has to offer in 2008 and beyond! Raia
• Canada
9 Jan 08
Raia you are a true Gem. Thank You for your well wishes, gave me warm feeling!!! May 2008 be the best for you your husband and loved ones also.
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• Canada
21 Jan 08
Thank you...little late in replying here. But with Tasha's passing and all the touching moving replies I have been making there is only so much time. I trust you know that my well wishes are from my heart to yours...because we've shared so many genuine chats this past year. Look forward to more! Hugs to you my sweet friend.. Raia
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
8 Jan 08
I have a screensaver that's a picture of a forest of evergreens, some of them snow-covered. I'm not sure what it's called or where it came from...lol. If you have somewhere I could get some good screen savers or wallpaper for my computer I'd appreciate it. I'd like something different! Although mine hardly ever comes on either! Annie
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Thanks so much! I'll check it out as soon as I have a few spare minutes! Annie
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• Canada
24 Apr 08
Hi Annie...back again. Hope you found what you were looking for. Cheers, Raia
@yingwu (21)
• China
23 Sep 08
NO,I don't have a special wallpaper or screensaver.I Like to change my wallpaper half the time. In my computer,I collect a lot of beautiful pictures. Eevry time I open my computer,the first thing I do is change my wallpaper.because every new wallpaper give me a new day. today is another new day.
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• Canada
24 Sep 08
Greetings and welcome to Mylot. Thanks for choosing my discussion to respond to. I like your clsoing comment...today is another new day! Yes, it is...great you are keeping things fresh. . Raia
@mands61123 (2098)
9 Aug 08
Wallpaper- I currently have some artwork by Mike Shinoda because its inspired me to paint again and i love the colours and tone and message. Before that i switched between 2 photos taken in new york and niagra falls that i loved because they reminded me of being away and they are pretty. For my screensaver i just have the plain stars but as my monitor is on energy save if it isn't active after 3 mins it goes off anyways and the setting for the screensaver is 10 mins so i never see it. I've uploaded the photo of my wallpaper if you search for shh on the photos you can see it.
@cheney (199)
• Hong Kong
4 May 08
My wallpaper is a picture taking from the campus of Hongkong university of science and technology. I put it as my wallpaper because it my dream to study and live there. My screen saver is blank, because it does good to my monitor, priventing it from working all day long.
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• Canada
24 Jul 08
Hi...three months later. I haven't been Mylotting much the past few months and must apologize for taking so long to respond. I new friend just pulled this topic up from the bottom and that is how I discovered your reply. I appreciate your input and the reasons you chose your wallpaper.Good luck with realizing your dream of studying at the Hongkong University. All the best. Raia
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
4 May 08
Usually the wallpaper/screensaver are the celebs that i like at that moment. Like right now i like Jessica Alba. but ofcourse the wallpaper and screesaver can change if I find another new interest or just change them once in a while to avoid boredom.
• Canada
13 Aug 08
Hi, missed your comment when you first posted it...but here I am now! Thanks for adding your preferences. Everyone has their own tastes and that is what keeps life interesting. Raia
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Right now I have fire and ice design on mine...I just found it and really like it. I tend to change mine alot...everything from skulls to flowers, cats to Elvira...it just depends on my mood. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• Canada
4 May 08
Hi Twoey.. I am not surprised that you change your screen savers because you do that a lot with your Avatars. As long as you are having fun...and it sounds as though you are! Cheers, Raia
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
yes i have, my screen saver were bubbles with pictures of me and my bf
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• Canada
24 Apr 08
Hi and thanks for your input on this topic. Your screen saver sounds delightful. A wonderful reminder of your bond every time you see it. Fun! Raia
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 Jan 08
that's interesting, I have a screen saver but it's more for security reasons on my work computer. it's just a black screen with the words 'trust in the lord' rolling and turning around. i think it's a windows default but i just typed in the words as a good reminder to me that i should trust the Lord always!
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• Canada
22 Jan 08
Sounds like you have a great way of keeping your mind grounded and full of faith, hope and love. Great idea...thanks for sharing it! Raia
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
21 Jan 08
i have a wallpaper of my dad that passed away in 2004......
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• Canada
22 Jan 08
Ahhh..what a lovely idea...I bet he is smiling at that from the next realm! Raia
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
10 Jan 08
My screensaver goes directly to my pictures folder and shows all the pictures stored in there which is mostly of my son. My desktop background is a recent picture of my son :)
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• Canada
21 Jan 08
That sounds like a good idea...and I bet your son loves having his photo front and center on Mom's screen. Thanks for your input again...always appreciated. Raia
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 08
In my computer,I have a lot of screensaver that are a pictures of a forest of evergreens, some of them snow-covered that I download from "webshot.com". I always selected which one is the best picture then I download from there.
• Canada
21 Jan 08
Thanks for your addition..and the link...I will check it out...always good to have new places to get photos. Raia
• New Zealand
9 Jan 08
Well its funny but my wall paper changes with my mood.At times when i love the color blue i had a paper showing a sky with light drizzle.Then at times had a family snap, at times it was of me and my fiancee, then of my sis and her friend.Now that i am married they have a snap of my wedding. At home my hubby has kept one of his family with his sister brother in law with their new born son.Ofcourse his parents r included. No place for me i guess but if given a chance i would love to have my little daughters snap.
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• Canada
9 Jan 08
You have quite a rotating circle of special wall papers from the sound of it. That is the fun and creative part of it...changing them as often as our mood does. Thanks for sharing yours.. Raia
• United States
8 Jan 08
yagmur - rain by fenomen - I couldn't believe it when I found this photo! I wear striped knee-highs and combat boots, I love umbrellas, and think of myself as a tightrope walker... balanced and poised!
I am mad about the stuff on this website, and will be busy changing my wallpaper with these pics for awhile: http://fenomen.deviantart.com/ fenomen on deviantART I am currently using this one because it looks just like me without a face:
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• Canada
9 Jan 08
Good photo...great explanation..and an interesting site. You sure packed a wallop on this short, concise...but very meaningful addition. Just goes to show...eloquence is often best expressed with brevity. Thanks my friend... Raia
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