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Mac OS X: How to change the desktop background (wallpaper)

Your Mac's desktop background (or wallpaper) can be a solid color digital image that came with your Mac, or one of your own images (or even documents such as PDF files) from your own collection. How to customize your desktop background:


1. Open System Preferences (Apple menu ()> System Preferences OR System Preferences icon on your Dock).

2. Open Desktop & Screensavers and click Desktop.

3. Click the picture or color for your desktop background. You can do one or more of the following:

  • Click an image in the Desktop Pictures list. These are pre-installed images.

  • If you don't want to use a picture in the list For desktop pictures, you can use your own picture by simply selecting iPhoto or another folder. You can add new folders by clicking the + sign. Depending on the size of the picture, you can position your picture. For example, you can tile it or center it if it's small.

  • You can use a spot color by simply selecting "Spot Colors". You can also use a custom color by simply clicking Custom Color.

4. Select the image you want by clicking a thumbnail to change the desktop image.

5. Your computer can also automatically change your desktop picture by checking the "Change picture" box.

5. When you are finished, close the window.


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