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Opening "SystemPreferences", then "Desktop & Screen Saver", and then the "Desktop" tab:

I would like to add my own folder holding pictures to display as a background, and to change these pictures in certain intervals.

I am able to add (with the "+" button) on the left the directory which holds by picture, but the checkboxes "Change picture" and "Random order" on the right are greyed out. How can I enable this?

UPDATE: Screenshot attached

  • Can you add a screenshot of the whole pref pane please? – nohillside Aug 31 at 8:31
  • @nohillside : Added the screenshot. As you can see, the settings I am looking for are greyed out. – user1934428 Sep 1 at 10:48
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You need to select any one photo in the folder you made to be able to see the change picture button, checking which will enable random too.

Other words, shift focus from side-bar of folders to photos.

Once you have moved to photos pane, enabled change, enabled random, background pictures will automatically be picked from the parent directory.

  • in this case, it would display just the selected photo, which is not what I want. – user1934428 Sep 1 at 10:43
  • @user1934428 as I said you would need to change and random too. I just told you how to pull them out of grey state. – ankii Sep 1 at 10:45
  • I see. Not really intuitive, because what I really want to set, is a directory, not a single picture..... – user1934428 Sep 1 at 10:51

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