Grass is the DEFAULT wallpaper now?

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  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    how DARE Steve do this to us!

    yes, it needs a drab depressing wallpaper like those rocks.
     
  3. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not saying rocks, but something simpler, smooth... perhaps a Blue Sky?
     
  4. nylock10 macrumors regular

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    Vista has transparent stuff... Mac OS X has transparent stuff...

    Vista has grass-like wallpapers... Mac OS X has grass-like wallpapers...


    Hmmm, whose copying now, Apple?

    This wallpaper ain't bad, but I don't want it to replace the default aqua. Maybe they are just using it as a filler until they make a good wallpaper, or to show off the transparency in the menu bar (Tiger Aqua would be a bit hard to show off the transparency).
     
  5. trevorlsciact macrumors regular

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    Windows XP anyone?
     
  6. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I must be in a cynical mood, but it is this supposed to be Steve's nod to going green (ish)?
     
  7. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting kind of worried that after all these years of apple saying windows copied everything off them that lots of little things like this are going to come back and bite them in the ass
     
  8. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was parodying the name of the poster more than anything else.
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Given all the live preview capabilities built into the new Finder, this is the one possibility that makes sense.

    OS X had transparency all along. the amount of transparency given to menus etc. has varied from release to release, but it's been there.

    System 7 had grass-like wallpaper…
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    Same as it ever was.
     
  10. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    I think iMeowbot just shot the 'OMFG APPLE IS COPYING MS!!!111!!' windows balloon down... :rolleyes:
     
  11. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    The grass was a shock at first (such a stark change from the familiar Aqua-style blue backgrounds we're used to), but I'm a huge fan of green backgrounds, so I kinda like it :) Hopefully there's still an option for a classic Aqua-style background, though...
     
  12. DinnyHoon macrumors member

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    What, like downloading one and setting it as your wallpaper?
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yeah more XP like! WOOT!
    I like the grass.
     
  14. RichP macrumors 68000

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    Wow...people feel the need to complain about the desktop wallpaper...
     
  15. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    I really, really don't see how you can make out the default wallpaper in Leopard to be a big deal. I mean, really. That's a bit ridiculous. What person doesn't personalize their desktop background to their own tastes anyway? One default can't meet everyone's standards of what looks nice.

    :apple:
     
  16. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I think it went like this:

    "Steve, we haven't got a lot for you to demo in Leopard, in fact you're going to have to show some feature's all over again. But we think that if we make the menu bar transparent, and use a dramatically different desktop, everyone will be as thrilled we are".

    ;)
     
  17. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    grass, weed, whatever it is, it's all good.

    desktop background is one of the first things i change anyways.
     
  18. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Not that I think this is the case, but it could be a subliminal message. You know like "Switch to Mac, the Grass is greener on the other side."
     
  19. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Won't take long to make what you want. It doesn't matter what the default is, even if grass is a little strange! I like something reasonably smooth too as a desktop so made myself one which started as a view of earth from space which I call my 'unity' desktop.
     
  20. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Im pretty sure default wallpaper implies it can be easily changed.
     

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