Kindle Screensaver Instructions

"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye."

  1. Attach the Kindle to a computer using the USB cord.
  2. Being careful to use all lowercase letters, create a new folder in the root named "pictures" and one under that named "screensavers".
  3. Copy your image files into the screensavers folder.
  4. Go to the Kindle's Home menu and press alt-z. This will create a new book called "screensavers" at the end of you book list
  5. While next-pageing through the 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.
  6. On each photo, press alt-shift-0 (i.e., alt-shift-zero) . After a brief delay, a message that your picture has been exported as screensaver appears. Click Close on the message.
  • This replaces ALL of the native screen savers.  You get either the natives or your new ones. not both.
  • You may delete //pictures/screensavers/*.* and and the screeensaver images will remain.
  • The format is 8bit greyscale 600X800.  Other formats MIGHT work but probably no.
  • If you want to revert back to the native images, look for a folder under the root called //system/screensavers that contains files with names like delete that folder and reboot.