Wallpaper failing to change in Lion.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Paradoxeon, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Paradoxeon macrumors member

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    So I have Lion on my iMac; set Andromeda Galaxy as my wallpaper last week or so, but I think it's time for a change - I set it to the Lion wallpaper (literally, the one with a Lion head), and all was well for the time being. I turned my iMac off for the night last night and this morning, I turned it on - the wallpaper was back to the Andromeda Galaxy. I didn't notice, though, and continued my work as usual. Just now, I tried to change it, but when I created a new desktop space, bam. The new space is the AG wallpaper -___- screensaver is the same. I'm thinking it's something with permissions. Anything I can do in terminal? I'll run a Verify Permissions in Disk Utility just in case and report back...
     
  2. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Must be a bug of some sort. I did experience it, but what I did instead was kill all spaces, restart the computer, change the wallpaper, restart the computer, and create new spaces. That's how it fixed for me. BTW, what I mean by 'kill spaces' and 'new spaces' is that you should edit spaces when you are in mission control.
     
  3. tualatinweb macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Certainly another bug

    I've got Lion installed on my MBP. Yes, the wallpaper failing to change is a bug that I see too. Either with the 17" laptop display, or one of my two external monitors.

    I blogged about other bugs and issues with Lion.
     
  4. danielrmitchell macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed that with Lion the wallpapers can be changed independently for each desktop space.

    However, if you removed all spaces bar the 1st, change the wallpaper on 1 then create new spaces then the newly created spaces will have the same wallpaper as space 1 (does this make sense?).

    I think that the problem the OP is experiencing is either a bug or a little confusion as to how spaces work in relation to wallpapers in Lion (no offence intended here).

    Personally I hate this.

    I would prefer to be able to change a wallpaper and 'apply to all spaces' or 'apply to this space only'. Maybe Apple will take note of people's difficulties with spaces/wallpapers and make adjustments in a future update?
     

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