Desktop Background Settings

You can choose almost any image to be your desktop background. Apple provides a variety of images to use, or you can select one of your own photos or any image you obtain. You can also choose a solid color. You can set the desktop background to change at regular intervals, selecting from a folder of images. Advanced users can even access and change the default backgrounds.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Desktop Background Settings”

    Russ Winkler
    9 years ago

    I added another folder under System Library/Desktop Pictures to add my categories of photos. I created a folder called "My Photos". But it doesn't show up under /System Preferences/Desktop&Screen Saver. Do I have to go into Terminal to type in a command or something? Thanks

      9 years ago

      My guess is that you can't add new folders, but only use the ones there. But there is no need to create a new folder. Just create your own folder in your own user directory, and then add it normally like I show in the video. No reason to add it to the Library folder.

    9 years ago

    This has been going on for some time. Every time I go to Settings > D & S S, a warning window pops up stating:

    "There was a problem connecting to the server "Insert NAS or TC Name Here". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again.

    There is actually no problem with connecting to anything. Just annoying. I hope you find this relative to the topic. Can you point me in the right direction?

    9 years ago

    When I have a photo, like of my grandkids or a nice scene, that I want to use as a desktop, I crop it in iPhoto so it has some blank space on the right for icons, drag it to the desktop, right click, and choose "set desktop picture"; I don't need to keep the copy on the desktop because I have it in iPhoto.

    9 years ago

    There is a folder called Solid Colors in the Library/Desktop Pictures. You could make a 128x128 pixel image of a color and then you wouldn't have to go through the color pallet to restore your fave background colors. You could also dump the ones that are annoying!!!

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