People have different taste for desktop backgrounds. Due to this varied taste everybody looks for certain options for changing desktop backgrounds and when it comes to Mac OS X, the task becomes a bit difficult. We found that setting up an image as desktop background in Mac OS X cannot be done directly because the image which are used as desktop background in Mac OS X are located somewhere deep in a folder. But that doesn’t mean you can’t change your Mac desktop background.
Here is a method through which you can change your desktop background in Mac OS X:
- Go to system preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.
- A window will open in front of you where on the left side you will see the folder where your current desktop background is.
- To import your choice of images, just click on “+”. As soon as you press it a new window will open to search the folder and images which you want to add as desktop background for your Mac OS.
- Once you are done with selecting the images of your choice, the new folder and images gets listed on the left side. You can now select any image of your choice from newly added folder as the desktop background on the right hand side.
- Mac also gives you the option for dynamic desktop background. You can select the time duration after which pictures are rotated (changed) within the same folder which you selected for your desktop background.
If you dont wish to follow the above method then then there is a direct method too. All you need to do is right click on the image which you want to set as desktop background.
The last option in right click context menu will be “Set Desktop Picture”. Click on it and get your desired picture as your desktop background.
This is how you can change the desktop background in Mac OS X. The same method you can follow for screen saver. These are the basic steps for those people who just shifted to Mac.