After the completion of the download to your desktop, and once you’ve installed the package by double clicking on it, the To Do List Screensaver will automatically be saved and uncompressed in your Mac’s Applications Folder on the hard drive.

Go into the Application Folder, locate and double click on the Todo List Screensaver Icon, which looks like this:

The main application window will open up on your desktop and will be blank, but once filled with your tasks, it’ll look something like this:

Click on + (the plus sign) to add a task. Type in your task in the chosen space.
To delete a task, highlight the task by clicking on it, then click on – (the minus sign) to delete the task. You can change the order of your tasks simply by dragging and dropping it where you’d like it to go. You can also have the ToDo List Screensaver send you an email with a list of your tasks! This feature comes in handy in many cases, for example, when you’re running out the door, but want to be reminded of what you have to do. Click on the “Send Now” button to receive an email immediately or schedule it to send you an email an hour or more in the future. You can check your email on another computer or on your cell phone later!

At the bottom right corner, you will see the “Display in menu bar” option. Check the box and it will add a small hand icon in the menu bar of your desktop.

If the “Launch at logon” box is checked, the To Do List ScreenSaver software will be loaded each time you start your Macintosh. Otherwise, you can add it to the dock and access it from there or simply go in the “Applications Folder” to launch it directly.

To manage and activate the To Do Screensaver screensaver, all you need to do is go in the System Preferences just like using any other screensaver:

Next, select the “Desktop & Screen Saver” icon.

You will be taken to the following screen where you’ll need to choose the Screensaver Tab located at the top center. Then Choose “TodoScreensaver” on the list on the left. (It will appear at the bottom of the list under the category “Other.”)

Choose the timing of your screensaver. In other words, select how many minutes or hours of inactivity on your desktop pass before your screensaver becomes activated.

If you do not want to wait for your screensaver to become active and would like to be able to turn your To Do List Screensaver on when you need to look at it, select the “Hot Corners…” button at the bottom left of your screen.

You will then be taken to this screen:

Here, you will be able to select which “Hot Corner” you would like to use on your desktop. For example, if you make the same selection just as it appears in the image above, when you move the mouse in the bottom left corner of your desktop the To Do List Screensaver will be launched immediately. Choose which ever hot corner you’d like to use. Isn’t that convenient?

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