How do I save an image as my background?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MykullMyerz, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #1
    Hi, I just got my first Mac this week and was wondering how I use images off the net as desktop wallpaper.
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Save the image to somewhere in your machine and then select it from the Desktop & Screen Saver pane of System Preferences. :)
     
  3. Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #3
    Right/Secondary click it, and then 'set as desktop background'
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #4
    I'm sorry, but how do you right/secondary click?
     
  5. Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
  6. macrumors 6502a

    TequilaBoobs

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    #6
    i learned this couple days ago. first, let me state my disatisfaction that apple doesnt have a right click. to set an image as your desktop, simply click your mouse whilst hitting the ctrl button.
     
  7. Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #7
    The Mighty Mouse has right click, and the laptops have right click built-in using the trackpad. And right clicks are supported on third-party mice.
     
  8. Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #8
    If you're on a laptop go to System preferences->Keyboard&Mouse->Trackpad->Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #9
    Oh wow, thank you
     
  10. macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Illinois
    #10
    It's called two-finger clicking on laptops (which is actually better IMO as it not only looks better, but you don't actually have to move your finger), and configurable buttons on the Mighty Mouse for desktops. Old Macs were Ctrl+Click for their single button mice, however previous to Mac OS X there wasn't really much to actually Ctrl+Click on (and literally nothing on Mac OS 7 and below).

    Since 1983, Apple has never made any mouse with an actual "right-click" button... I don't see why they should start now.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    #11
    no set as backround right click...

    Hi i have riht click enabled fine on my mbp leopard 2.5ghx intel mac.

    But there is no set a background for any image format...

    I have to go in to the system preferences and set it as one and this is seriously tedious...

    is there an extension or something that i can turn on...
     
  12. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Whakatane, New Zealand

Share This Page