How to Change Backgrounds In Dashboard and Notification Center

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Shawzborne, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Shawzborne macrumors 6502a

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  2. tug macrumors 6502

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    hi shawn, dont know about notification centre background but i do know about dashboard b/g. i assume you want it to go back to before the sh***y table cloth look. well in the dock right click on dashboard icon hit preferences and uncheck "show dashboard as a space" and you will have dashboard back the way it was.
     
  3. jdmoore81 macrumors newbie

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    i have been working with the same issue since they no longer use perlli
    i don't know which one to replace....
     
  4. mikelavio macrumors newbie

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    dbgrid.png

    In mavericks you gotta look for " dbgrid.png" instead of pirelli !!!
     

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  5. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    I changed mine but it's fading in and out like it's trying to force the grey background to take over. I noticed it a few times and my rMBP started to flicker. I put the original file back and all is good. Have you noticed this? Thanks
     
  6. AluraEmbrey macrumors newbie

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    Worked just fine for me. Thanks!:D
     
  7. corry20 macrumors regular

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    I tried Ncbackgrounder and Lion Designer they both will not change notification center background in Mavericks
     
  8. zimondk macrumors newbie

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    what is the location of the dbgrid.png file??
     
  9. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    system/library/coreservices/

    find Dock
    right click and click show package contents

    go into contents folder then resources
    the dbgrid.png & dbgrid@2x.png are located there

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    any one experiencing the dashboard going to grey screen when you shut down and then restart? the grid isn't showing just the grey. i killall dock and its fine. i have changed both dbgrid.png files
     
  10. zimondk macrumors newbie

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    Thank you :)
     
  11. zimondk macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know the name of the mission control background file?
     
  12. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    Can i have some help? I did was everyone said, and I managed to change the dashboard background.... to the Mavericks wave (not what I wanted at all) :p
     
  13. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't look like there is one. I have searched all folders and just gave up. it used to be a default desk.png or jpg i changed the one I saw but nothing happened.
     
  14. Macgoddess-tn, Oct 30, 2013
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    Does anyone know the location of the Notification Center resource(s) or the Mission Control background resource(s)?

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Macgoddess-tn, Oct 30, 2013
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    If I understand you correctly, you have that water background as your Dashboard background and you don't want it to be that background. To fix it:

    • Simply find another picture that you like (in png format) duplicate it. You need two of the same picture.
    • Name one dbgrid.png and name the other dbgrid@2x.png
    • Drop those into the folder: system/library/coreservices/Dock (right click and click show package contents)/contents/resources. You will have to input your password to verify.
    • Then open Terminal and type:" killall Dock " (no quotes) and return.
    • A three finger sweep up should show you your new dashboard background.

    I don't think the size of the picture matters, but both the regular and @x2 for mine were 1440x990
     
  17. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    What i did originally:
    Found pictures
    made 2 dupes like you said and named the correctly
    placed them in said folder
    put killall dock into terminal

    what then happened was my desktop reset to the wave, as did the background of dashboard.

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    Was I supposed to remove the original grid files that where in there already?

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    UPDATE

    Never mind, I found out the problem, on one of the files I had put dp instead of db :p
     
  18. Macgoddess-tn macrumors newbie

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    Glad you got it fixed!
     
  19. jesuslg123 macrumors newbie

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    Change dashboard background with an app, easy!

    Hi everybody!

    I have developed an app that allow you to change the background of your Mac dashboard in the easiest way! Just need to select an image and click in "Change" and it will be done!

    You can download the program here:
    http://easydebug.blogspot.ie/2013/11/change-dashboard-background-image-app.html

    Or follow my tutorial to do it manually:
    http://easydebug.blogspot.ie/2013/10/change-your-dashboard-background-on-mac.html


    I hope you like it! And if you have any question please let me know! :)
     
  20. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Where did you get your background at?
     
  21. Macgoddess-tn, Nov 11, 2013
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  22. jfjkd01 macrumors newbie

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    It worked flawlessly.

    Thanks
     
  23. veko99 macrumors newbie

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    The name is dbgrid@2x.png on /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock/Contents/Resources
     
  24. docshimlock macrumors newbie

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    Yes!! Thank you! This worked perfectly! :):):):):)
     

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