Where is the OSX Update wallpaper located?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bmpwe, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. bmpwe macrumors member

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    I really like it and would like to use it as my normal background.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not on my computer right now, but I think the update wallpaper is just a small tiled image. Check the /System/Library/CoreServices/ folder, that's where it was on 10.5/6.
     
  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Which one? If you mean the linen background thats around the edge of Mission Control, that is System > Library > CoreServices > Dock > Contents > Resources. It is background tile.png. It is meant to be tiled, just so you know. Thats why it shows up weird if you stretch it to fill a screen (most of the time)
     
  4. bmpwe thread starter macrumors member

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    That's it. I prefer simple or non complicated backgrounds that are not distracting. Thanks so much.

    For future reference, incase anyone comes across this thread, in 10.7 the ile names are "defaultdesktop.png" and a darker version named "backgroundTile.png"
     

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