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How Do I Delete Desktop Pictures I Don’t Want In Catalina?

I used to be able to delete any desktop pictures I don’t like but with Catalina there seems to be no way to do that.
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Jack Travis

Comments: 6 Responses to “How Do I Delete Desktop Pictures I Don’t Want In Catalina?”

    1 month ago

    You can’t delete the default photos that come with Catalina. But you don’t need to use them either. Just set the Desktop picture to what you want and forget about it.

    This is most likely because of a great new security feature in Catalina. The System is stored on a special read-only volume and cannot be tampered with. This is a great way to prevent security issues. Little things like not being able to delete default pictures are a small inconvenience.

    You never even see those pictures unless you go to change your Desktop background and look at them.

    Jack Travis
    1 month ago

    I want to delete pictures because I want to change pictures every 15 minutes and some of the pictures are not pleasant to me.

    1 month ago

    Jack: Just set up your own folder of pictures you want to be in the rotation. Then select that folder to be used in System Preferences. See https://macmost.com/using-your-own-photos-or-graphics-as-desktop-backgrounds.html

    Jack Travis
    1 month ago

    It worked !!! Thank you.

    DayOldPoi
    2 days ago

    I would like to combine some of Apple’s desktop photos with my own, but cannot figure out how to get a copy of the Apple photos into a folder I create. Can this be done in Catalina?

    2 days ago

    DayOldPoi: Go to System Preferences, Desktop & Screen Saver and double-click on Desktop Pictures under Apple. This will open that folder. Now you can copy a file that is there and paste it into an accessible folder (like your Documents or Pictures folder, or the Desktop) to play with it.

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