When I change the Desktop background in macOS, the change gets reflected only in the current Space and not the others. The background image I am selecting is one from the default set.

I tried disabling use different spaces for displays but that didn't work either.

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This is the default behaviour in macOS. If you have more than one Space, the desktop background is changed only for the current Space and not for the others.

Disabling use different spaces for displays have no relation to this behaviour whatsoever.

  • So how do I change for the other spaces? Mar 27, 2018 at 13:35
  • The Desktop background for each Space is changed individually. Switch to the desired Space, and change the background as you would normally do.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Mar 27, 2018 at 13:39

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