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Easily restore a lost desktop picture
Authored by: aboswell on Jan 14, '05 12:16:11PM
I do this every day transfering from a work monitor to the powerbook display at home. I have found that my best friend is GeekTool. I can specify a picture and tell it how to display.

If that is overkill, I would use your script and download Quicksilver. You can attach global hot keys to just about anything (files/programs/scripts). Simply attach a hot key to your script and any time you are without a background, hit the hot key combo. It doesn't matter what app you are in as long as you use a combo that is not used by another app. I like ctrl+opt+shift+[modifier].

Just my 2 cents.

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Easily restore a lost desktop picture
Authored by: SWCarson on Jan 14, '05 01:13:18PM

This script is addressing a real flaw. I have the problem on my second monitor as I bring my PowerBook between home and work each day and plug it into a differently sized second monitor in each place. Unfortunately, this script only applies to the main monitor:

"Class application: The Finder
desktop picture file -- the desktop picture of the main monitor"

Furthermore, this is listed as a legacy item:
"Legacy suite: Operations formerly handled by the Finder, but now automatically delegated to other applications"

But that suggests hope. What is the application to which the Finder has delegated handling desktop pictures? If that is scriptable then this script could be made general to deal with any number of monitors. Any ideas?

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