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Old 09-01-2008, 03:26 PM   #76
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Thanks wallcraft, much appreciated! I'll keep a lookout and see if the one I just got has any updated images, etc. Thanks again!
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #77
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1. Attach the Kindle to a computer using the USB cord.
2. Using Windows Explorer (or whatever you use to see individual files/folders) , you should see a new drive called Kindle under My Computer. Go to that drive. (Or if you have an SD card in your Kindle, you can go to the SD drive.)
3. Create a new folder called “pictures” and a subfolder called “screensavers” under it. Make sure both folder names are all lowercase.
4. Copy your image files into the screensavers folder. Your pictures should be 600×800 pixels and black & white. I’ve only used .jpg files. [[Note: I've used .png files as well]]
5. After copying is complete & it is safe, remove the Kindle from the USB connection.
6. Go to your Home menu and press alt-z... this part is not working for me... what can i do???. This will create a new book called “screensavers” . Open it. You’ll see each of your pictures. You can advance through them with the prev. page and next page buttons. [[Note: The new book will appear at the END of your book list]]
7. While viewing your pictures, look at the bottom of the Kindle screen. If you see your battery indicator & Menu prompt, press alt-F to go into Full Screen mode.
8. On each photo, press alt-shift-0 (i.e., alt-shift-zero) . After a brief delay, you’ll get a message that your picture has been exported as screensaver. Click Close on the message.
9. Navigate to each of the pictures you want to use and repeat the above step.
10. When you’ve got all your pictures loaded, test them by going into & out of sleep mode. Alt-aA (i.e., alt-font size button) puts it to sleep & wakes it up again. Each time it sleeps, it should use a different image. If you see the same image all the time, relook at Step 3.

If you want to get rid of your custom screen savers, follow these steps:

1. Attach the Kindle to a computer using the USB cord.
2. Using Windows Explorer (or whatever you use to see individual files/folders) , go to your Kindle drive under My Computer.
3. If you see a folder called system, skip this step. If you don’t see the system folder, click on the Tools menu & then Folder Options. Go to the View tab, and look at the Advanced Settings. Under Hidden Files and Folders, select Show Hidden Files and Folders. Click Apply, then OK. You should now see a system folder.
4. Under the system folder, you’ll see a screen_saver folder. Delete all the files that are in that folder.
5. After you disconnect from the USB, you may see your last custom screensaver one more time, but after that it will revert back to the pre-loaded Kindle screensaver images.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:32 PM   #78
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Looks like we need some new instructions - this won't work on my new Kindle 2!
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:37 PM   #79
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It's a pity... I'd been looking forward to trying do my own bookplate sort of thing as a screensaver.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #80
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Everything worked for my kindle 2 except where we had to press Alt shift and Zero, once i had the pics loaded under screensaver. That is where it froze and now i can't enter the screensaver file. Help
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:36 PM   #81
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Everything worked for my kindle 2 except where we had to press Alt shift and Zero, once i had the pics loaded under screensaver. That is where it froze and now i can't enter the screensaver file. Help
There is currently way to have your own screensaver for Kindle 2. If your device gets stuck, slide the power slider to the other hand for 14 sec. then slide it once more quickly to power it back on. Until further update from users, probably want to stay away from this undocumented/hidden/trick for K2.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #82
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I cannot even get my pictures to make a book.. any idea what I am doing wrong? I did it on my K1, so I know "how" to do it, followed directions above, still not showing a book of my images. Help.. not sure why some people's Alt-Z works , some don't.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:19 AM   #83
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KCB:

1. Create a pictures folder in the root of the Kindle 2 USB.
2. Create a folder under that called whatever you want; i.e. My Pictures.
3. Copy the images into My Pictures.
4. Disconnect your Kindle 2.
5. Press Alt-Z on your Kindle 2.
6. If you still don't see My Pictures listed as a book under Books, try rebooting your Kindle 2.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #84
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KCB:

1. Create a pictures folder in the root of the Kindle 2 USB.
2. Create a folder under that called whatever you want; i.e. My Pictures.
3. Copy the images into My Pictures.
4. Disconnect your Kindle 2.
5. Press Alt-Z on your Kindle 2.
6. If you still don't see My Pictures listed as a book under Books, try rebooting your Kindle 2.
ok so maybe I am not putting it in the root.. can you explain exactly where that would be? I have some computer knowledge, so can you point me in the right direction.. please!
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:42 PM   #85
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<USB Volume that is Kindle, maybe your D: or F:>
|---> documents
|---> music
|---> pictures
|------> SAMPLE_PICTURES
|---> a.jpg
|---> b.jpg
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:56 PM   #86
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<USB Volume that is Kindle, maybe your D: or F:>
|---> documents
|---> music
|---> pictures
|------> SAMPLE_PICTURES
|---> a.jpg
|---> b.jpg
well then I do have it in the right spot.. it still won't do anything after alt-z.. I even did a restart, etc. sigh. something's gotta give :P
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:59 PM   #87
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my ascii art didn't quite turn out the way i want,

a.jpg and b.jpg should be inside sample_pictures directory and the sample_pictures directory should be inside the picture directory.
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my ascii art didn't quite turn out the way i want,

a.jpg and b.jpg should be inside sample_pictures directory and the sample_pictures directory should be inside the picture directory.
geeze o lou! I finally got it to work.. I have no idea what I did differently but its there now.. thanks for the patience
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well then I do have it in the right spot.. it still won't do anything after alt-z.. I even did a restart, etc. sigh. something's gotta give :P
Try changing the name of your pictures "book" to something plain and simple.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:59 PM   #90
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Please keep the great screen saver shots coming
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