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Add more solid color desktop patterns
Authored by: wuf810 on Jan 09, '07 04:38:22PM

I still prefer the older hint. That way you don't need to create an image file for each colour you want. The older method allows you to just use the colour picker....

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Add more solid color desktop patterns
Authored by: p4ul13 on Jan 10, '07 05:15:33AM

Agreed. I had figured out this version of the hint on a mac that I wanted a black desktop on, but I think the older hint is much more slick as it's a one time change that opens up every color.

Pretty slick (slicker would be if Apple just unlocked this)

On a related note, Does anybody know a way to get desktop image stretching to behave more like (sorry) windows? In OSX images get squished to fit both horizontal and vertical. I'd prefer them to just compress to one of the directions and scale the rest leaving just colored space in the remaining gaps...

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Add more solid color desktop patterns
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 10, '07 03:23:10PM

I didn't recognize the original hint, but I'm glad it was linked. Interestingly, I still see the image. I see a black pixel. I tried saving various formats, all 1x1 with transparency and no content at all:

PSD [backwards-compatible or not, as saved from PS CS2]
Photoshop PDF [all defaults]

All except the PDF still show a single dark pixel in the center. The dark pixel's always there [that sounds like some kind of slogan or proverb].

The PDF simply makes the entire desktop turn black, regardless of the fact that Center is chosen, or the color chosen in color picker. Dropping a TIFF or PNG of the same image onto the Desktop background image well restores the color picker'd color.

All this is on an MBP.

I just tried the experiment on a g5 ppc with 2 monitors [a crt and a cinema]. On both monitors, the 1x1 image makes a white [or light] pixel instead of a dark pixel. The white pixel's always there.

Both are running 10.4.8.

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Add more solid color desktop patterns
Authored by: atchius on May 08, '09 09:26:18AM
I use a small 1x1 PNG that's completely transparent, and it works very well (completely invisible). I'm able to keep a separate background color for each of my displays so that it's easier for me to adjust between workflows; they all use the same actual desktop picture, but I used the Color Picker to select different backgrounds.

Here's a 32x32 PNG that's transparent, hosted by Macworld Australia:

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