Desktop Wallpaper Changes For No Reason At All

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  1. Handsome Bacon macrumors regular

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    Obviously not a critical problem, more of an annoyance than anything, but if I choose a new wallpaper and reboot, it goes back to the old wallpaper. Even more strange, if I hook my 2012 MBP up to an external monitor using the old wallpaper, when I disconnect it, it the laptop screen reverts back from the older wallpaper to the newer wallpaper!

    What the heck...?? :confused:

    Lion 10.7.5, mid '12 15" cMBP.
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G4

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    There is a setting for that under > settings> Desktop Screensavers
    Look at the bottom.....is it set to change every 30 minutes?
     
  3. Handsome Bacon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but I checked and no.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Are the pictures on another disk? It happens to me, I think it's a bug. You can log out and back in or do "killall Dock" in Terminal and it will then show your wallpaper.
     
  5. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Same thing happens to me randomly but not quite as often. Sorry I don't have a fix but it really is a pain in the ass.
     
  6. Handsome Bacon thread starter macrumors regular

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    I pretty much checked everything suggested here - no issues - and it's still doing it. LOL. Can't say it isn't fun guessing what my next background will be!
     

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