I find the default background of Dashboard in Lion quite boring. I know how to change the defaultdesktop.jpg for the login screen, and I was wondering if there was a similar process for Dashboard. Thanks.

Current Background "Texture:"

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The corresponding file seems to be located at


It's a little piece of the pattern that's tiled:

You can try replacing this with another tile of the same size, or even a larger image and see if it works! Then relaunch the Dock (from Activity Monitor or killall Dock) and it should show up.


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