I can't seem to browse my hard disk for a custom image to use as my account picture anymore since installing OS X Mountain Lion.

The new popover shows that I can now only choose from the default set of pictures, pick something I've recently used, or take a new one with my Mac's iSight camera:

(I have no real inclination towards golf.)

There was always a Choose button in the panel dialog in previous versions of OS X, but now it's gone. Is there no way to browse my disk for a custom image anymore on Mountain Lion, or is there hopefully a defaults switch somewhere that I need to flip to enable it again?


You can drag in any picture from the Finder into the Preference Pane to change the custom image. Not as convenient as using the Open Dialog though...

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    Strange why I hadn't thought of that — I'd just done exactly the same thing an hour ago, except with a login item. Thanks! – BoltClock Aug 14 '12 at 18:17
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    Good to know... I just switched from the Windows world a couple of weeks ago and there are little things like that that throw me off at times. I'd say I strongly prefer the Open/Save dialog on Windows though (for everything). The one in Finder has a few shortcomings in comparison. – MetalMikester Aug 20 '12 at 13:09
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    I've been using OS X for 5+ years now and I still trip over these "intuitive" interfaces pretty frequently. – abeboparebop Jan 11 '17 at 8:45

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