Larchmont Scenes for Desktop Screens

by Ned Benton with photography from the Larchmont Gazette

(December 31, 2003) "I feel safe in saying that there is no spot along the entire Sound, on either side, that equals the beauty of Larchmont," said Edward F. Albee in his 1922 Dedication Speech for Larchmont Municipal Hall.

GazeboMore than eighty years later, Larchmont's beauty is still on display - and has been captured by many of the photographs appearing in the Larchmont Gazette over the past 18 months. In the spirit of Edward Albee, the Gazette is making these photographs available to beautify an aspect of our community Albee never considered: the thousands of computer screens on desks and laps throughout Larchmont.

The pictures below are formatted as desktop computer-screen images. If your computer desktop is looking a little stale lately, you can give it a New Year's renewal with a picture of Larchmont.

To set a Larchmont photo as your desktop screen image, select an image and click on it to see the full-size version. Then right-click on the full-size image and select "set as background" from the drop-down menu. More detailed instructions are at the bottom of this page.

Happy New Year from the Larchmont Gazette!


Click on the image to see the full-size version.

Duck Pond Skating

Ducks in a Storm

Fall Leaves

The Marsh in Fall

Snow at Flint Park

Fall Grass at the Beach

Fall Grass at Low Tide

Gazebo in Shade

Gazebo in Snow

Gazebo in Summer

Seagull

Horseshoe Harbor YC

Dingys in the Snow


Sunset Reflections


Horseshoe YC Sunset

Kemper Park

Manor Beach Sand


Manor Beach

Storm Surf

Boat from Manor Park

Manor Park Snow

Manor Park Sunset


Tree and Snow

Manor Park Well

Wind Storm

Pirates' Cove

Premium Sunset

Red Bridge

Sailboats and Leaves

Saint Augustine Snow

Gazebo at sunset

Manor Park sunset

Manor Park snowdrift

Winter sound

Sunset

The following are instructions as to how to set one of these images as your desktop background.

For Windows Users...

  1. Select an image and click on it to see the full-size image.
  2. The image will open in the browser window. Right-click on the image and choose "Set as wallpaper." or "Set as Background."
  3. If the image seems too large or too small, right-click on your screen desktop, select properties, then select desktop, and set the "position" option to "stretch." This makes the picture fit the size of your screen.

For Macintosh Users... (OS 8.0 - 9.x)

  1. Select an image and click on it to see the full-size image.
  2. The image will open in the browser window. Click on the image and hold down the button until a menu pops up. Select Save this image as... from the menu to save the image to a location on your hard drive. Remember this location.
  3. Choose Control Panel from the Apple menu, and select Appearance (or Desktop Pictures if you're not using OS 8.5 or higher).
  4. In the Appearance window, click Place Picture... (click Remove Picture first, if necessary) and browse to the location of the saved image. Select this image and then click Set Desktop.

For Mac OS X users...

  1. Select an image and click on it to see the full-size image.
  2. The image will open in the browser window. Control-click or right click on the image and select Download image to disk... from the menu to save the image to a location on your hard drive. Remember this location. Hint: a good location to save desktop images is the Pictures folder in your home directory.
  3. Open System Preferences from the Dock or Apple menu and click on Desktop. In the Collections drop-down, choose Pictures folder if you saved the background there. Otherwise select Choose Folder and browse to the folder where you saved the image. Drag the image into the well to set it as your background


 

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