Wallpaper Defaulting when Second Monitor Plugged In

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lance.hill, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. lance.hill macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys!

    I have a 13" Macbook Pro. Whenever I plug in my TV to the laptop (cia hdmi cable and hdmi to mini displayport adap) whatever wallpaper I have set changes to the space wallpaper.

    When I go to change the wallpaper it still says my wallpaper is set, even though it doesn't show.

    Any help with this will be appreciated.
     
  2. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    It changes with every external one you use... are you saying that it changes to the space when you un-plug/re-plug? I haven't heard of a "set wallpaper" option... unless you're referring to selecting the image from Firefox and "setting as wallpaper".

    I use the sysprefs and select the wallpaper from there. Maybe try downloading the wallpaper and setting from there?
     
  3. lance.hill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am referring to the "Desktop and Screen Saver" Option in SysPref.

    When I plug in a second monitor (or TV) the wallpaper disappears and the Default "Space" wallpaper shows up.
     
  4. iDisk macrumors 6502a

    iDisk

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    Aurora

    It's called Aurora

    Bruce
     
  5. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Are you referring to the wallpaper on your tv or your laptop? It's supposed to change the secondary to space by default until you set it to something else on the secondary...

    Your primary shouldn't change. Pull up the sysprefs and change the two desktops when you have two plugged in and it should revert to that when you have those same two plugged in.
     
  6. lance.hill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is changing the primary.

    I will try to set it while it's plugged in and see if that changes things.
     
  7. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    If that doesn't work, you can try going to disk utility and running repair disk permissions on your primary drive - seems to fix a lot of the problems when I have them on my mbp.
     

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