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  • clnunez Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I have also posted a bug report.

    My problem was the following:

    When updating from Lion to Mountain Lion I still had my iPhoto Screensaver. However, I changed it to another one, and when I wanted to set iPhoto back again as my screensaver it was not anymore in my pop up window.

    Something as simple but as common and rewarding as using your own pictures as screensaver should always be present in iOS, as in any other OS.

    I hope Apple corrects this ASAP.

  • kiu77 Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to clnunez)

    Yes, Apple seems to become the new Microsoft

    Some of the bugs are fixed, somtimes, perhaps, if the sun shines, if snow is falling - just randomly.

    Maybe Apple did not get enough bug reports of this...

    At least Apples evaluation did not come to the conclusion "important".

    It's a pity!

  • boliviakidd Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I too am very unhappy about not being able to specificy a top-level directory and have the screen saver scan the subdirectories for photos.  Why would you ever go backwards with such simple functionality and force the users to put all photos you want to appear on the screen saver in the same directory.  I don't use iPhoto but have thousands of photographs neatly tucked into numerous subdirectories.  Now I either have to waste a whole bunch of time and diskspace by lumping everything into one directory or I get to go in every so often and manually change the subdirectory.

     

    Apple - This is really dumb!  Mountain Lion was supposed to be an "upgrade".

     

    How do I log a bug?

  • HippopotamusMan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to boliviakidd)

    To all of you who are complaining about this new screensaver photo feature from Apple:

     

    Apple knows what's best for you, and they know what you want better than you do.

     

    When Apple changes a feature, it's because they know that what was best for you has now changed.

     

    Apple doesn't usually give you options in their Preferences application to allow you to change a new behavior back to the behavior in a previous OS release. This is because you don't know how to use your own computer, and they need to make you use it in the best way.

     

    If you are doing things differently from how Apple knows is best for you, then you need to get with Apple's program.

     

    Apple is willing to give you a place to submit feedback. In most cases, your responses go to write-only memory.

  • clnunez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I finally found my iMac's problem:

    I had upgraded to ML, but had not upgraded to iPhoto 11.

    After upgrading iPhoto I have my screensaver back to normal

  • Cynthia Blue Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    I don't use iPhoto... I use Picasa (the downloadable kind). I don't want to fire up iPhoto and have it completely mess up my structure I've set up for Picasa. So I really, really really want the feature back that allows the Screen Saver to see pics in subdirectories.

  • boliviakidd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    And you used to be able to press the spacebar and make the screen saver hold on a particular picture, then use arrow keys to go back or forward...not any more...

     

    I'm sure glad Apple knows what's best for me.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to boliviakidd)

    boliviakidd wrote:

    How do I log a bug?

     

    File a bug report with Apple via its feedback system; however, that might go slowly through marketing and sales before ever getting to the engineers or management. 

     

    Alternatively, if you want to report this issue to Apple's engineering, send a bug report or an enhancement request via its Bug Reporter system. To do this, register as an Apple Developer—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report or enhancement request. You'll get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • Cynthia Blue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to dutch_seagal)

    Maybe they will never reinable it...

     

    http://informationarchitects.net/blog/mountain-lions-new-file-system/

     

    iOS is moving away from folder structures? Interesting.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 11:40 PM (in response to Cynthia Blue)

    Part of Apple's strategy to make computers like handheld toys? Who cares about iOS? This is OS X.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • Cynthia Blue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to baltwo)

    That article is about Mountain Lion.... sorry I mistyped iOS should have type OSX. 

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Cynthia Blue)

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • clnunez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Cynthia Blue)

    I also use Picasa and my files are neatly organized in folders.

    However I use iPhoto for my screensaver. If you open iPhoto, and click Preferences>Advanced, and make sure that the upper box is unchecked, it will not copy your pictures to iPhoto Library.

    Then import all your pictures to iPhoto and Bob´s your uncle: setting up a cool screensaver with the events, pictures, faces or places you want is really easy. You will still have only one copy of your pictures in your hard drive, and iPhoto will not mess with your files and folders.

    I would prefer to have a Picasa screensaver, but as long as Google doesn't implement it for Mac, the iPhoto solution (not copying the pictures in IPhoto library) is the best.

  • Cynthia Blue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to clnunez)

    Thanks.. I have worried about iPhoto. But today I imported it with the setting you recommend and... so far, so good. I can keep using Picasa and iPhoto as my screen saver. 

  • Cynthia Blue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to clnunez)

    Okay, well, I did the iPhoto thing where I unchecked the box, to not copy to the iPhoto Library...

    but when I examine my hard drive, I now have an iPhoto library that is 18 freaking Gig... UGH. I do not want that! Can I get rid of that without messing everything up?  I did NOT want iPhoto to create a library to eat up my hard drive space.

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