Dark background

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Embio, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Embio macrumors member

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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
     
  2. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    Is it actually a background pattern or just a solid color fill with some shadows added dynamically?
     
  3. Embio thread starter macrumors member

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    ah I'd assumed a background pattern...

    In any case it might be better to make a guess at it.
     
  4. Killa Aaron, Aug 2, 2013
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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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  5. Embio, Aug 3, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013

    Embio thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I never knew you could press space and only save a window or object. Nice.
     
  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for that! Just used Onyx to make this the logon background for ML. It's one thing I miss since removing Mavericks.
     
  8. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    You can replace the login screen background with Onyx.
     
  10. KOTULCN macrumors 6502

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    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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