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10.7: Different Desktop Picture on Each Space
Authored by: Skylamar on Nov 06, '11 04:45:41PM

Hi. I don't know if this thread is dead, but I'm having some problems with Spaces (Desktops) in Lion and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Here's my situation:

I created 7 Desktops (Spaces) and assigned about thirty apps to the different Desktops. I usually have about 15 apps running at once, not all 30.

Then I assigned a different Desktop background to each Desktop.

When I activate Mission Control, I can see the different background for each Desktop.

However, when I leave Mission Control, each Desktop shows the same background. When I type Control-left arrow or Control-right arrow to move to a different Desktop, that Desktop's specific background flashes for a second, but then goes back to the same background.

As for which background seems to be the one that is the same (that is, appears as the background of all Desktops): if I change the background of any Desktop, then that changed background image is what appears as the background for all Desktops. Again, the backgrounds still look fine in Mission Control.

I tried restarting my Mac to see if that would help. It didn't. In that case, because I hadn't changed any of the Desktop images, the background image from Desktop 1 is what's showing for all the Desktops.

Either I'm doing something wrong, or there's a bug, which would seem odd since it's a glaring problem.

If you have any suggestions, they would greatly appreciated.


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10.7: Different Desktop Picture on Each Space
Authored by: loren_ryter on May 10, '12 07:23:36PM

What you describe is happening here as well. I upgraded to Lion (finally) and set different desktop pictures for each space/desktop. It worked fine earlier, but after returning to my computer it insists on showing the picture for Desktop 5 for all desktops, after flashing the correct picture for a second when switching.

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10.7: Different Desktop Picture on Each Space
Authored by: Skylamar on May 10, '12 07:34:18PM

Loren, hi. I found out that my problem had to do with a software program called Path Finder. If you are using Path Finder then you need to change one of its settings. I can't remember which one, but I can check if you are using Path Finder.

If you're not using Path Finder then I don't have a solution.

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