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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:

PNG
TIFF
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: http://images.macworld.com/images/howto/graphics/133297-blankpic.png

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