Cannot Set Desktop Photo

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ma5ter5, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. ma5ter5 macrumors member

    ma5ter5

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm having trouble setting my desktop photo. I found a wallpaper in Safari, right click and select "Use Image as Desktop Picture", but nothing happens. Any ideas? I've been running into this problem for two months.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You might try deleting:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist​
    Then log out and back in.
     
  3. djcalanco macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me great, one thing though, by default in Lion the folder above is hidden so you won't be able to see, the easiest way to un hide without going into commands and stuff is downloading the application called "Lion Tweaks" you can google it,is a free application, once you install it there is and option that says "Show hidden files" click yes and you will be able to browse thru the folder.
     
  4. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Or just hold down the Option key as you click the Go menu and you'll have the option to go to the home Library.
     
  5. ma5ter5 thread starter macrumors member

    ma5ter5

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    Thanks, I wasn't sure how to find that folder.

    Perhaps as a follow up, after deleting the file, logging out and back in, and setting the desktop photo via Safari again, it only sets one of the two desktop backgrounds (desktop two remains the Apple default galaxy one). Any ideas?

    Thanks again,

    Steve
     

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