Wallpapers in Spaces

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  1. joserskid macrumors newbie

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    I searched first and couldn't find anything so posing the question to you all.

    I was looking for a way to set certain wallpapers to certain spaces.
    For example:
    Space one would always have the lion wallpaper.
    Space two would always have the elephant wallpaper.
    Space three would always have the universe wallpaper.

    Any and all help/input would be appreciated
    ~Joser
     
  2. joserskid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you even read those before throwing them at me?

    All the links are broken.. The developer page for "SpaceSuit" is dead and gone.
    Still looking for help :)
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All the links are good links. Clear your browser's cache and try again. Also, they were only a sample of the many sources found by a simple Google search.
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I assume we're talking about OS X Lion here. The ability to set a different wallpaper in each space(desktop) is built into the OS now. Just go to each respective space(desktop) and right-click and select Change Desktop Background. Simple as that.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, that was another one of the links I found:

    Mac OS X Lion – Supports Per Space Wallpapers
     
  6. joserskid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I knew of that one, but once you close that space, it goes back to the same as the first space.
    If I have one set as universe and two set as elephant it works.
    But when I close the second space, then later reopen it, it revert to universe.

    I want to be able to set and save several different wallpapers :)

    PS: I meant the links within those pages are broken.
     
  7. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Well that's definitely not normal behavior for the desktop backgrounds. I have four desktops with all different backgrounds and they all stay no matter what, even after a reboot.

    Have you tried repairing permissions?

    You also may have a corrupted .plist file for your desktop settings. Try deleting the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist file and rebooting. Then try setting the separate desktop backgrounds and see if they stay without resetting to the original.

    The ~/Library folder is hidden by default now in Lion so you will need to unhide it if necessary in your case.
     
  8. joserskid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very confused now.

    I literally just opened this brand new Macbook a couple days ago.
    My library folder is not hidden. and there isn't a com.apple.desktop.plist?

    LOL. I know what you're talking about I just can't find it.
     
  9. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    It's the Library folder under your username, not the one that shows in the root level of the filesystem.

    If you go into Finder then to the Go menu at the top and hold down the Option key a selection for the Library folder will show up that you can then click on to go to your user Library folder.
     
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    Genius ;D

    Thanks a ton man! I'll let you know if deleting that works.

    Update: Nope. Still reverts to the main wallpaper once I close it and reopen it.
     
  11. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I think I may know what the problem is. When you say you are closing the space, do you mean you are clicking the X on the little desktop at the top while in Mission Control? If you are doing that, then you are effectively deleting the space and any settings for the background along with it. If you then click the plus (+) sign in Mission Control to recreate the space it will always default back to whatever the desktop background is on desktop 1.

    If you want the different backgrounds to stay for each space then leave the spaces alone at the top of Mission Control. Do not delete them even if they are empty with no applications open in them.
     
  12. joserskid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YES EXACTLY! Now we're back to square one :p

    I originally wanted to know if theres an app that lets me do that.
    I just leave two open now, but I'm afraid leaving more open will run my computer harder.
     
  13. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    You can have as many spaces as you want without any adverse effects on system performance. I've always had four spaces open at one time since I started using Spaces back on Leopard and never had any performance problems caused by it.
     
  14. joserskid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That'll do for now. Thanks for all the help :)

    It'll help to have them always open anyways!
     

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