custom desktop bg color? how?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BabaG, May 11, 2008.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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    #1
    i need to change the color of my desktop to solid black
    but gray is the closest thing in the system preferences
    for desktop solid colors. is there no way to pick a custom
    desktop bg color?

    thanks,
    BabaG
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Create a small image of the colour you want and use that?
     
  3. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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    there's got to be something better than that...doesn't there?
     
  4. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    I think that's your best bet. You can use a very small image and stretch it to cover the screen
     
  5. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    the solid colors are .png files which get blown up to fit your Desktop.
    They are located in Macintosh HD > Library > Desktop Pictures > Solid Colors.

    Duplicate any of the existing files, open it in any Image Editor and make it solid black.

    The new solid color image will show up in the Solid Color section when picking Desktop images.

    /Rupert
     
  6. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    thanks for the suggestions. made a 1px jpg and that
    seems to do the trick. pretty lame way to have to
    do something as simple as picking a bg color, though.

    thanks again,
    BabaG
     
  7. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, rupert. your suggestion seems more to the
    point, even though the methodology is basically the
    same. posted my solution before i saw yours.

    thanks again,
    BabaG
     

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