How to Change the Dashboard Background

Have you ever wanted to change the dashboard background? This article will teach you exactly what you need to do to change it.

Steps

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    Locate the CoreServices folder. It can be found at System. Library and then CoreServices.
    • If you can't locate the CoreServices folder, use "Go to Folder..." ( Shift+ Cmd+G and paste /System/Library/CoreServices.
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    Find Dock app and show package contents, then go to Resources. All the images that make the dock, and App page are there. Note that the Resources folder doesn't contain icons for the apps on your dock, just Finder and Trash.
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    Delete files 'dbgrid.png' and 'dbgrid@2x.png' from the folder.
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    Open Terminal and type 'killall dock'
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    OPTIONAL TO CHANGE BACKGROUND FROM WAVE: You'll notice that the background of your Dashboard is set to the default wave background. To change this,
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    Rename it to 'Wave' and replace it in /Library/Desktop Pictures. Make sure it is in .jpg format.
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    Open Terminal and type 'killall dock' to apply changes.

Tips

  • If you can't locate the CoreServices folder, use "Go to Folder..." ( Shift+ Cmd+G and paste /System/Library/CoreServices
  • If you can't locate the Desktop Pictures folder, use "Go to Folder..." ( Shift+ Cmd+G and paste /Library/Desktop Pictures

Warnings

  • Backup all files before deleting anything.

Article Info

Categories: Basic Computer Skills