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Change desktop picture without Finder restart
Authored by: robertcoogan on Aug 20, '10 03:01:56AM

I honestly can't believe that this was posted here (and the title of the hint is misleading). I don't even think a dev would find this useful. Is changing the desktop picture via System Preferences truly THAT painful to the author???

For anyone who does find this useful, I have jars of air for sale.



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Change desktop picture without Finder restart
Authored by: tedw on Aug 20, '10 11:14:17AM

I take it you've never been to an 'air bar'; they were all the rage in Southern California a few years back (which you would understand if you'd ever breathed Southern California air...) :-)



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Change desktop picture without Finder restart
Authored by: excarnate on Aug 24, '10 12:36:51PM

Please, something not being useful to YOU doesn't mean it isn't useful to someone else. You are not the center of the universe and the hints don't revolve around you and your needs.

Here is an actual example: Setting the background image to be the current radar picture (the NWS has a simple radar that updates every 5 minutes).

I can think of several more, especially for someone not afraid to explore a man page or two.



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Change desktop picture without Finder restart
Authored by: robertcoogan on Aug 25, '10 04:38:58PM

Not exactly what I was talking about...you're talking about something a bit beyond what is being discussed in the hint, something that is dynamically updated, whereas the hint is just referring to changing the desktop picture once.

Apples and oranges, really. The Automator hint below is good, though.



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Change desktop picture without Finder restart
Authored by: OmniDragon on Aug 25, '10 09:11:03AM

I'm still in Leopard, so I just use the Automator way. Have it saved as an application and sitting in my Dock so I can just drag a photo from anywhere onto it to change the desktop picture.

By the way, I'm here and reading this hint, so I guess I'll take one of those jars of air to go, please. lol



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