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Mar 11, 2013
Entering my favorite month of the year! Currently I'm using a still from one of macOS Sonoma's new aerial wallpapers. Once the novelty of Sonoma wears off I'm sure I'll go with my traditional Nightmare Before Christmas. 'Tis the season.

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Silly John Fatty

macrumors 68000
Nov 6, 2012
At some point I had some gradients as backgrounds, but for the many past years, my desktop has literally just been a solid colour. It seems like I am the only one. I have a nice dark red, because apparently blue light will wake you up or make you sleep bad. But I had some darker turquoise-blues in the past and a nice darker green can be good too, or also dark grey.

I just feel like a photo or art design as background will just stand in my way. I like clarity and need to look fast at file names and such things. I also have additional information displayed below files or folders on my desktop, so I see how big they are, how many objects folders contain, etc. With artworks and photos, the probability is higher that there is going to be a bright spot e.g. behind that info or file name, and it will just worsen readability.

That's also why I liked @kvlq's desktop, because it's the only one that goes in that direction.
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