Howto Add background image to Finder window?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacDuff, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. MacDuff macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Can someone tell me how one adds a background image to the Finder window? I know I've seen this.

  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    While the finder is open, under View, select View Options. At the bottom of the open menu you can select what type of background you desire. Very helpful when you have a different background for different folders so when minimized in the dock you can easily tell which is which. Hope that helps.
  3. Flickta macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2002
    Born in USSR
    HowTo (Step by Step)

    1) Open any Finder Window
    2) Press Command + J
    3) Examine the options (hint: look at the bottom of the list)

    Or choose View Options from the view menu

    Wait, is it different in 10.3?

    Edit: I'm too late. BTW, the picture must be big to cover the window background. It refuses to tile.
  4. MacDuff thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Yeah, it took me a while to realize it could only be modified in 'Icon View' mode, bummer. I wonder if that's just a Panther thing or not. I'm not used to viewing in icon mode but I'll give it a shot.
    Am I right about this or is there something else I might be missing?
    thanks for the tips guys.
  5. chuletilla macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2003
    no.... i cant find that option..

    HI, i tried to do so, but the last option of the menu after i press command + J

    is Calculate all sizes

    i dont find any option that relates to changin a picture or adding one, or even to try to do it

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  6. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    Re: no.... i cant find that option..

    you need to be in icon view.

    my guess is that this is not an option in list view since it might be hard to see files and folders when they are that small and there is an image behind them.
  7. MacDuff thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2002
    San Francisco
    Yep, I comply. I was in collumn view entirely so I didn't understand why i wasn't getting that option. I still think we should have the OPTION of having an image behind the collumn or list view modes. I just want a color or a simple background texture, not a detailed photo. Anything to crazy would of course detract, but the limitation is bothering me.

    Hmmm...this should be the next Macrumors poll: How many people use icon mode and how many use collumn or lists mode?

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