where does lion save custom desktop backgrounds?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by astromoose, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. astromoose macrumors member

    astromoose

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    On my old mac (MBP running 10.6), whenever I right clicked an image on the web and set it as the desktop background it would save the image in my ~/pictures folder. Lion (new MBA) doesn't seem to do this? Where on the computer does it save the images?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    If your using Safari, then it would be "~/Library/Safari/Safari Desktop Picture.xxx" (Where xxx is the file extension)

    It only saves one image. Every time you change it, the old one gets over-written.

    "Use Image as Desktop Picture" worked the same way in 10.6, it didn't save to your Pictures folder unless you told it to.
     
  3. astromoose thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, ok thank you. You are correct.
    I was using firefox on the older machine. Firefox does save a copy of the image to your pictures folder.
     

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