Change Dashboards Background in Mac OS X

Change Dashboards Background in Mac OS X


warm welcomes today’s changing dashboard’s background apple has this tendency to make things a bit colourless its back and grey we are going to change this background image of
dashboards, a bit more colourful its not that difficult you only need to change about the
system files it change dashboard background we need to find the system file in Finder select go, go to folder within the menu bar the file path is in the comments what this does is it opens up the dock app this is the application that runs the dock also runs dashboard we’re gonna do it in a scroll down
to pirelli dot p_n_g_ there are two files prielli.png and [email protected] copy these to the desktop add backup to the end of the name so we can use them as a backup incase we want to revert to the original now we have backed up the images we now need to find an image to use use any any image you want recommended
good high-quality image i am grabbing one off interface lift copy it to the desktop in needs to be in png format it usually in jpg open in preview save as function, hold alt when going to file to save it as a p_n_g_ and name it pirelli duplicate it again by holding down the alt key name it [email protected] @2x is for people using retina displays i can’t be bothered to mess around so i am going to name them duplicate and rename now that we have these images we can select all four drag them back into the finder window finder will ask you to authenticate to a change
a system file simply put in your password and click ok ask if you want to replace them, hit replace replace again dashboards background hasn’t been
changed reason this is it doesn’t know that the
files have been changed we are going to restart dock dock is the application that runs dashboard open terminal location in your applications utilities folder type killall Dock dock with a capital D this will restart the dock you’ll notice that now the the background has changed its as simple as that i quite like this autumn scene it’s a bit more refreshing dashboard will automatically repeat vertically and horizontally any background that you have if it is not big enough you will see a tiling effect if you want the complete experience you can also change mission control
background currently it has got a similar background to what dashboard had originally we can now change this image to replicate what is in dashboard to change mission control thumbnail we are gonna do something very similar we are going to pretty much exactly the same in finder window we had open before school down to fine mini pirelli and mini [email protected] copy these to the desktop to create a backup and append backup to the name now i’m gonna take a original image it in preview we are going to do two things name it a png file the second we are going to change the size of it use the tools adjust size option to something around 400 pxeils is just reduces the size of it and saves us a bit of memory us the file save as format function again change the format to png type in mini underscore prielli, hit save we can close out preview duplicate this file add @2x to the end of it this is so retina displayed max can correctly use the image we have got our four images we are now going to copy them back into the finder window it will ask use to authenticate simply because
it changes system files hit okay when asked hit replace we how have our files copying across
successfully like we did before we are going to open dock rather, we are going to restart dock using terminal app go killall Dock hit ok wait for everything to re open you will now notice when you four finger swipe up the dashboard button background has changed now matches what was in dashboard
originally with a couple of customization and
tweaks you can make your mac as unique as you want thank you for watching this video, please subscribe