Can't change desktop photo

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatthewStorm, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a

    MatthewStorm

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    #1
    Hey folks, got a problem I've never encountered before. I have the latest rMBP 15.4 and I can't change my desktop photo. I choose it in Preferences but it will not show on the desktop. Very frustrating.

    Any help? Thnx!
     
  2. Steve686 macrumors 68030

    Steve686

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    Try putting the picture directly into the Pictures folder on the Mac, double(right click style, not 2 successive taps) tap the picture while it's in there, and choose to Set Desktop Picture.
     
  3. MatthewStorm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MatthewStorm

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    #3
    Thanks. Still did not change the picture.

    Help!
     
  4. MatthewStorm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MatthewStorm

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    #4
    This is really weird. When i select all windows by going to my hot corner I can see the desktop photo I've chosen. But when I actually select a window that photo goes away and reverts to the standard photo.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Try opening Misson Control (F3 key or four finger swipe up). You might have different background pictures set for different virtual desktops, which will show up along the top edge of Mission Control.
     

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