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A fast and simple way to set a desktop background image
Authored by: Unsoluble on May 22, '09 08:43:17AM

Anyone know where the image is stored when you set it in Safari like that? Since it lets you set images that you *haven't* saved to disk yet, it must be putting them somewhere... would like to be able to show my students how to move those into a dedicated folder for rotation.



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Authored by: tedw on May 22, '09 02:16:11PM

anything that hasn't been downloaded to disk is stored in a cache somewhere - I'm guessing in ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db. I wouldn't begin to know how to extract a particular item from a database file like that, however.



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Authored by: NaOH-Lye on May 22, '09 09:46:09PM

It actually gets stored deeper than that. It goes to the hidden /var/folders and from there you have to open the folders within to find the file labeled com.apple.desktoppicture.XXXXXXXX. If the original hint is being used to make the image the Desktop Picture, it would be easier to also right-click on the image and select "Save Image to "Downloads."



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Authored by: Moofisto on Jul 20, '09 04:50:18AM

And inside my cache item was a reference to the actual image file:

~/Library/Safari/Safari\ Desktop\ Picture\ .jpg

Unfortunately, it appears that each that each Desktop Picture you set in Safari just overwrites this file.



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