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

    Jul 6, 2006
    I really like it and would like to use it as my normal background.

    Any ideas?
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    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


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    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

    Jul 6, 2006
    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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