iMac G5 10.4.11 Tiger, desktop question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DrWho, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. DrWho macrumors newbie

    DrWho

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    I have about 16076 pictures that are set to change about every 5 minutes on my background, because I love nature shots and all that. A while ago, I had a friend copy pictures from my "special" folder and he accidently put a few of them in my pictures folder and sometimes I get the images on my desktop (which is incredibly embarrassing)

    Does a program exist that will be able to tell me the name of a picture that comes up as my background image, or can I use console or something like that

    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Passive101 macrumors regular

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    oh wow :eek:

    I can't help, but I would just go through the folder so you can view the pictures and weed the "special" ones out.
     
  3. DrWho thread starter macrumors newbie

    DrWho

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    but with all of those pictures, it would take ages, plus it is only maybe 20 pictures tops, so the times I see them are very few but when I do I just try to turn off the screen so others do not see it
     
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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  5. Passive101 macrumors regular

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    That could be an understatement when dealing with the "special" files ;)
     
  6. drichards macrumors 6502a

    drichards

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    Try sorting your nature folder by date, size, or type... perhaps the special photos will rise to the top?
     
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

    zmttoxics

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    Oh, there is a thought.

    If you open Terminal.app, you can do the following:
    cd ~/Pictures
    ls -ltr

    The -ltr will sort the list output in last modified format, so you can get the file names that were touched last. But I am not sure if it changes the date of a file when you move it.
     

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