Desktop background turns blue?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rhei, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Rhei macrumors member

    May 16, 2011
    This hasn't happened to me before, but recently when I plug/unplug my MBP from power, my desktop suddenly loses the image I had set for the background and gives me a blank blue screen.

    For clarification, it's not that I lose the screen itself physically, only the image I had set for the background.

    I'm trying to remember what I had installed last. I think it was just Mac the Ripper and some things from Steam. I had also upgraded the RAM to Kingston's 8 GB HyperX 1600 kit, but that was a few days or so before this issue as well.

    Has anyone else had this issue? Not troubling really, just slightly annoying.


    Brand new MBP 2011 Hi-Res AG
  2. falsecathedrals macrumors member

    May 16, 2007
    I am also having this issue with my 2011 MBP. Do you have gfxcardstatus installed? I think it has something to do with the settings and when the graphics card switches from discrete to integrated. The way I have it set up on my computer is if it's unplugged its on integrated to save battery life. When it plugs in it goes to discrete. That's usually when I notice the background going blue. I don't know how to fix the problem though.

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