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Embio

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Does anyone know where the dark background from Mavericks is in the filesystem? I've looked everywhere that I would expect it to be in Mountain Lion but it doesn't seem to be there....

I want to use it on my Lion install so I don't have to see that ugly textured crap ever again :)

thanks
 

fivedots

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Does anyone know where the dark background from Mavericks is in the filesystem? I've looked everywhere that I would expect it to be in Mountain Lion but it doesn't seem to be there....

I want to use it on my Lion install so I don't have to see that ugly textured crap ever again :)

thanks

Is it actually a background pattern or just a solid color fill with some shadows added dynamically?
 

Embio

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ah I'd assumed a background pattern...

In any case it might be better to make a guess at it.
 

Killa Aaron

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In Mavericks DP4 go to this location below
Code:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Setup Assistant
Run Setup Assistant, press continue then ⇧+⌘+4 then press Space, select the background to take a snapshot and quit by pressing ⌘+Q. This should be the result.
 

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Embio

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great :D thanks mate

If this old laptop was a dog, it's tale would be wagging.

http://cl.ly/image/2d3d1v2u2D2b

Next thing - see if I can get Expose to work 'the old way' like you can in Mountain Lion.
 
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iHateMacs

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In Mavericks DP4 go to this location below
Code:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Setup Assistant
Run Setup Assistant, press continue then ⇧+⌘+4 then press Space, select the background to take a snapshot and quit by pressing ⌘+Q. This should be the result.

Wow. I never knew you could press space and only save a window or object. Nice.
 

bbfc

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Oct 22, 2011
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In Mavericks DP4 go to this location below
Code:
/System/Library/CoreServices/Setup Assistant
Run Setup Assistant, press continue then ⇧+⌘+4 then press Space, select the background to take a snapshot and quit by pressing ⌘+Q. This should be the result.

Thanks for that! Just used Onyx to make this the logon background for ML. It's one thing I miss since removing Mavericks.
 

iOrbit

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This may come as a surprise, but can anyone here explain how to do the opposite?

By that i mean replace the mavericks backgrounds of mc, nc and launch pad with the linen from 10.8
 

KOTULCN

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Jun 14, 2012
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You can replace the login screen background with Onyx.

Where is the actual background location? The official release for Mavericks has a higher quality version of this grey background which I'd like to use elsewhere.
 
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