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Change the default desktop picture in 10.1 Desktop
I figured this one out when I accidently moved the "Aqua Blue.jpg" picture out of the /Library/Desktop Pictures/ folder. In Mac OS X PB the default picture was stored in the Finder app itself. But when I moved the "Aqua Blue" desktop picture out of the "Desktop Pictures" folder in 10.1 and logged out, it gave me a blank background of all pinstripes in the login screen. So what i did was to make a copy of my favorite DP, rename it "Aqua Blue.jpg", and make sure it was in the desktop pictures folder. Then I logged out. It worked! The default picture was no longer the standard one, but the one I like.

The only thing I want to know now is how to change the background color during startup, but I think that's hardwired.
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Authored by: adriaant on Oct 12, '01 10:37:53PM

Yes, just figured it out too. I intuitively removed the boring pictures and bam, no more default image. Thank god... I was busy searching for the one in, but that's not there anymore.

Unfortunately, the standard blue bg color is hardwired :(


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Authored by: Jadey on Oct 14, '01 12:04:45PM

What's the big deal about looking at the colour blue for a few seconds while your system boots. Also, changing the default picture? Once you set your desktop picture preference in the finder preferences, it selects it every time. There's no need for this "hint".

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Authored by: Jadey on Oct 14, '01 12:14:04PM

Re-read the hint and realized it was the picture while booting up you were changing, not the desktop picture. I still don't see the big deal about the background colour though. Picky picky :P

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