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Questions tagged [wallpaper]

An image shown as desktop background on macOS or Home Screen/Lock Screen background on iOS devices

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Unique wallpaper for desktop and lock screen

I recently got a macbook pro 2018 and was trying to change the wallpapers. I would like to be able to set a different wallpaper for my desktop and lockscreen. Googling around, I managed to change my ...
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Solid coloured wallpaper for Home Screen on my iPhone

I had a wallpaper on my iPhone (running iOS 12), which I had to change (because details were incorrect). So far so good, but I made the mistake of changing both. How can I get a plain background on ...
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How to keep lock screen always on when connected to external monitor and charging

I'm using a 3rd party utility to set very eye pleasing wallpapers on my 2013 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Now I don't get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries in the background while I'm ...
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Dock not restarting after killall Dock

I recently needed to restart my dock in the terminal via killall Dock as I have done many times before. However, after doing so, the dock did not restart and my wallpaper is black: This is very ...
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Wallpaper not updating on startup/login screen [duplicate]

I have updated my wallpaper recently and now when I restart my computer or logout, my old wallpaper still shows (blurred, obviously) on the login screen. When I login, my new wallpaper is there. Is ...
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Is there a way to access Mac OS default wallpaper with resolution for portrait mode monitor?

I'm currently using a secondary 24" monitor (widescreen) in portrait mode (rotated 90 degrees to be vertical). Is there a way to have the default Mac OS wallpaper adjust to maintain the image ...
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AppleScript - Get every desktop including hidden Mission Control desktops

I'm trying to write a simple script that will change my desktop background on all of my desktops/workspaces at once. Right now I have this: tell application "System Events" tell every desktop ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave?

I just updated to macOS Mojave, and immediately noticed a couple of things: My custom login screen wallpaper is gone. When you click on a user's name in the login screen, it switches to their ...
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Export video to Live Photo

So everywhere I see how to convert a Live Photo into a video or a gif, but how do you save a video as a Live Photo? The goal here is to take a video and make a Live Photo for use on iOS lock screen.
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How can I set 'fit to screen' as the default behaviour when changing my desktop background (wallpaper)

Every time I want to set a picture as my desktop background it sets it so big that half of it is gone. I then have to go to the settings and choose desktop then choose a setting. It is so annoying ...
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macOS - Determine current wallpaper path

I want to get current location of my macOS wallpaper. Is there a file or a command that will allow me to find this data? I would prefer a way that would allow me to do it from the Terminal. macOS: ...
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Remove blur effect from lock screen on High Sierra

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.5. Following these steps to use my unblurred original wallpaper on the initial login screen of my Mac worked perfectly. Now I would like to do the same thing with the lock ...
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Extract wallpapers from macOS installation CDs or disk images without installation

Is there a way to extract wallpapers from macOS installation CD without performing installation itself? Yes, I understand 7zip can unzip dmg file as a simple archive. But what next? I don't see any ...
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Why is System Preferences not recognising Pictures folder? [macOS 10.13.4]

I want to change my 2016 MacBook Pro's wallpaper to a custom image which is already in the Pictures folder. If I launch System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop, under Folders ...
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Protecting the system wallpaper

Objective To require the root password when changing wallpaper on my system when logged in as myself. Similar behavior to editing your security settings in Preferences where a password is required to ...
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How to get the color burst wallpaper frames

In the Apple commercial, it shows the color burst wallpaper having different frames. Is there a way to achieve this effect on a Mac (MacBook Air) without a Touch Bar? Can I get the other frames ...
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Picture of “scenery” appears on iPhone 6 lock screen

I just noticed that what I thought was "waveform bars" (for lack of a better description) on my iPhone 6 was actually a miniature landscape of houses and trees. What is it and where did it come from? ...
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Can't set Live Photo as wallpaper, only Still and Perspective options

When I want to set a Live Photo as my wallpaper it only had Still and Perspective as options. In Settings → Wallpaper it only has Still and Dynamic. Can I do anything?
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Mac keychain is reset everyday

Every time I restart my Mac, my Keychain option in iCloud is unticked, my mail passwords are forgotten and my wallpaper goes into default. Everyday, I fix it by checking the keychain and changing my ...
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killall Dock - all active windows maximize and appear on Desktop

I have written python script to change desktop wallpaper. After I change my wallpaper using the below code: app('Finder').desktop_picture.set(mactypes.File(imageAddress)) I have added os.system("...
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how to stretch a single wallpaper image across multiple monitors

I would like to stretch the same image across multiple monitors.. how do i do that?
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Display a text message on macOS Desktop background

I would like to display a message, for example, the OS Version, the installed tool versions etc on the Desktop background of macOS. I understand that the lockscreen text can be edited, I am not ...
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Wallpaper not switching with desktop

I have issue with wallpaper. When I am switching desktop, wallpaper is not moving along but "stays under". killall Dock fixes this but recently it is occurring so often that it became annoying. What ...
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Desktop wallpaper resets to default at every reboot in Sierra (10.12.1)

Upon update to Sierra I'm finding that my wallpaper is set back to the default Sierra wallpaper at every reboot. The correct wallpapers are selected in System Preferences, but they are not shown. I ...
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iPhone 7, iOS 10.1.1: Missing new wallpapers [duplicate]

I just got the new iPhone 7 and the new wallpapers which I have seen on ads and Apple's website are missing. How to get them on my iPhone? Current OS: 10.1.1 I don't want to download them from the ...
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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus wallpapers in iOS 10

On apple.com some variations of this wallpaper are shown on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus screens: I can't find them on my iPhone 7 (iOS 10.0.2). Are they available exclusively for 7 Plus? Here the same ...
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No new wallpapers in iOS 10?

I don't know, maybe I'm missing something. I have upgraded my iPad Mini 2 from iOS 9 to iOS 10. Official release, not a beta, neither a GM. I don't see any new wallpaper. Are there any new ...
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iPhone 5S wallpaper zooming when set through MDM despite being correct resolution

I have some devices managed through MDM (JAMF) and a 640 x 1136 wallpaper that I want to set through the MDM interface as the home/lock screen background. Unfortunately, pretty much every time I set ...
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How do I set an animated desktop background without OnyX?

In OnyX, there is a setting in Parameters > General > Animated desktop background: where animated wallpapers can be set. While this doesn't seem to work very seamlessly (moving between spaces displays ...
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Can I set a slideshow background on iOS?

I know that on a Windows PC I can set my desktop background to be a slideshow of images that changes periodically. Is this possible on an iPhone in any way? If so, how can I do it?
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How can I change sleep mode's wallpaper?

I was able to change the wallpaper of the user accounts's window: I did so by modifying /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png But I also want to change the wallpaper of the sleep mode's window,...
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online automatic wallpaper changer

I use a tool called variety which sets automatic wallpaper to my Linux machines via various websites like deviantart, wallpapers.net, flickr etc. Is there such tool for MacOSX?
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Apple Wallpaper gone in recent versions of iOS?

Has Apple been replacing their Wallpaper images during updates of iOS 7, 8, and 9? My iPhone 5s has an image of a blue-green aurora borealis that I assume was Apple-provided. I don't recall ...
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Server/machine name on desktop background

I've seen that single-color desktop background with the familiar serif font showing the computer's name since the 1990s. I very much doubt that all of the server admins I've come across in that time ...
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Reset wallpaper of 2nd monitor without having connection to 2nd monitor?

How can I reset wallpaper on the 2nd monitor without having connection to that 2nd monitor?
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Is there a way to control the position of the wallpaper on an iPad running iOS9?

On both the home screen and lock screen, I use portrait-oriented wallpaper images that feature full-length pictures of people. When the unit is rotated to landscape orientation, the iPad centers the ...
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Is there an iOS wallpaper similar to Nexus Revamped?

This is Nexus Revamped. Basically, it creates particles on the screen when users touch it. I want to make an animated wallpaper: a kaleidoscope that spins when the user swipes on the screen.
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Set image from iTunes Extras's gallery as desktop picture

I just bought Mad Max: Fury Road from iTunes and wanted to set my desktop picture as one of the stills from the iTunes Extras's gallery. How can I do that?
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Can I remotely change home or lock screens on iPads?

Is there a way of remotely changing multiple iPad's locks/homescreens to the same custom image all at once over the air (not via USB)? I currently compile profiles with Apple Configurator, but ...
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How can I get a copy of a user-added image iOS is using for the wallpaper? [duplicate]

I thought I saw this question answered before but I'm just not seeing it now. If I can't access the file itself I know I can get a screenshot and crop out a little bit but I'd like the whole image if ...
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Script to change downloaded mac wallpaper automatically?

I want to change my mac wallpaper daily with microsoft bing images. I found this script that download the daily picture automatically, but I sill have to set the wallpaper automatically. Is it ...
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Use web page as (refreshable) wallpaper in iOS 8

I have a web page where the content changes hourly. I'd like to use this as my iPhone's wallpaper. Is there a way to have the wallpaper update automatically / on a schedule, with the contents of a web ...
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With FileVault: Yosemite starts with default desktop background

Since enabling FileVault (I think only after I did that for my second hard drive), the desktop background keeps resetting to the default at every startup. It suffices to select another folder in ...
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Set a screensaver as a background for Desktop?

I have a really nice Matrix inspired screensaver. I would like to have the moving screensaver to be placed as my Desktop background image. How can I set my screensaver as a background image for the ...
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Same Wallpaper for every Display

I have a Macbook Air (with OS X 10.10 Yosemite). I've set the wallpaper to a folder and let the wallpaper change randomly every 30min. When I work at my desk, I have an additional external Display, ...
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What is the source of the Earth and Moon wallpaper?

What is the original source of this wallpaper, introduced in Mountain Lion? I'm guessing was taken on a Gemini or Apollo spaceflight, but I can't find it in any of NASA's albums, and the image has ...
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How do I set an animated GIF as my desktop wallpaper?

How can I make my desktop wallpaper image an animated GIF?