OS X :: Setting Desktop Backgrounds - Browse Files Within Finder

Jul 15, 2009

I have only been a Mac user for about six months now but there is a problem I can't figure out (maybe it can't be done). Is there anyway when you are browsing files within Finder (or viewing a picture in Preview) that you can select a photo and have it immediately become your desktop background. I know in Windows I was always able to do this by just right clicking on the file and set background was an option. The only way I've found to set the background on my Mac is to right click on the desktop and then choose the "Change the Desktop Background" option and do it there. I can also do it within iPhoto or Picasa. But quite often I'm just browsing through my files in Finder and I run across a picture I'd like to use for my background. Surely if you can do it in Windows you can do it somehow in Mac OS.

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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OS X :: 10.6.2 My Desktop Backgrounds Disappeared?

Mar 2, 2010

My imac mid 2009 lost some of the backgrounds like aurora snow leopard, black and white mountains and i think one of the snow leopards why did this happen.

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OS X :: Different Desktop Backgrounds With Spaces

Mar 2, 2010

Having discovered spaces as a result one of the threads down below and loving them, we wonder if it is possible to have a different desktop picture in each space? Done a few searches, know widgets won't go, but you might be able to "customize" the space a bit... Don't know why, but would just like to if I could.

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OS X :: Possible To Open Photo In Finder And Browse All

Dec 23, 2008

This is a switcher question What I miss in Leopard is the ability to open one photo in Finder and then clicking next/previous to access other photos located in the same directory. I know that I can select all the photos I want to view and open them in Preview but I don't like this. In some cases I just dont know in advance all the photos I want to view. The Coverflow browsing is not large enough to view he photos. In Windows, the image preview could do this as well as the Picasa's preview. Is that somehow possible in OSX?

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Final Cut Pro X :: Importing Backgrounds From Files (MP4 And MOV)

Dec 7, 2014

How do I import moving background images from files (.mp4 and .mov) on an external hardrive into FCP X?

Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Is Seemingly Empty And Files On Desktop Are Gone?

Apr 18, 2012

I have no idea why this happened but now when I open Finder, my desktop, documents, applications and everything else don't show the files I know are there. I also had several files on my desktop that are no longer showing. This is really annoying because I can't access my documents and downloads which I really need to get to right now. I can't think of anything I did to have triggered this but its been like this for at least a few days. I have a Macbook Pro and Lion. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Software :: OS X Need Admin Password To Move Files From Finder To Desktop?

Feb 18, 2010

I have two accounts a standard user account that I use all of the time and a separate admin account to use when I need to. Okay, so I just started my mac up and was creating some new folders and moving files from my user folder to my desktop (on my standard account). OS 10.5 comes up with a box asking for an admin password to make changes. It also does this when I try to move files to the trash. How do I fix this permissions error? (I've already tried repairing permissions and that didn't work)

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IMac (Intel) :: Screenshots Not Appearing On Desktop But Going To All Files In Finder

Jun 6, 2014

My screen shots are no longer appearing on my desktop as preferred but instead are going to ' all files' in Finder.

I must have changed a setting but can't figure out what I did to cause it. 

iMac, iOS 6.1.4

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Flashes, Can't Access Trash, Desktop Files Disappeared?

Jun 20, 2012

Running a fairly new iMac with 10.7.4 and came home to find that the finder flashes, I can't access the trash and the files on the desktop disappeared.  Haven't downloaded anything (and my kids also claim not to have).

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Beach Balling - Failed Setting Front Application To Finder - Error?

Jun 3, 2014

I upgraded my MacBook Pro quad core 2.5 from Lion to Mavericks. Since then I get a LOT of beachballs when I'm using Finder. I repaired permissions, deleted com.apple.finder.plist (twice) and finally reinstalled Mavericks over the first one. Still painfully slow and lots of beachballs.

03/06/2014 18:10:13.994 launchservicesd[53]: Application App:"Finder" asn:0x0-1c01c pid:277 refs=8 @ 0x7fc8b870d950 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0xeb0eb pid=12980 "SecurityAgent"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100005/0x186a5 queue

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Software :: Setting Execute Permissions With Finder

Mar 25, 2010

I need to set execute permissions on certain files with Finder. Is this possible or do I need to use chmod?

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OS X :: Setting Screen - Saver As Desktop BG

Oct 15, 2010

So there's this great hidden feature of OS X that allows you to set your screen-saver animation as your desktop background, but it is a Terminal command and it requires Terminal to be running in order to continue executing it. Here it is: Code: System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background So the million-dollar question is → Does anybody know of a way to keep this running even after you quit Terminal? Yeah I know, it's a waste of CPU cycles and battery power... but my Mac is plenty fast and is a desktop machine so I'm not concerned about that. So how about a Terminal command to made the above Terminal command not require Terminal to be open in order to continue?

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Windows On Mac :: Setting Up Parallels Desktop 4.0?

Feb 7, 2009

I'm using my first MAC, an mini, and trying to install Parallels Desktop 4.0 for the first time. I've installed the software and I was starting to create my virtual PC, but the screen came up with a message telling me it would allocate hard drive space and I got scared and stopped the installation. I'm worried about how much hard drive space it's going to take up. I was expecting to be able to tell Parallels to use 20 gigs of my hard drive (or something like that). But the last thing I want is for it to use all of the free hard drive space and then I'm out of luck. I've always been a PC user and since this is my first MAC, I sure don't want to screw it up.

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MacBook Pro :: Setting My Desktop Background?

Jul 20, 2009

I just set my background to rotate between the pictures in a folder and every time I restart the computer, I am stuck with a generic blue background (not in my pictures folder, mind you!).

I just have to right click/change destkop background, unselect the folder and then reselect and it comes back.

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OS X :: Setting HTML File As Desktop Picture

Feb 20, 2009

Is it possible to have a HTML file as a desktop picture? (on Mac)

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MacBook Pro :: The Desktop And Screensaver Setting Does Not Appear Under System Preferences

Mar 1, 2012

Is there a way or place I can go to download the setting?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: How To Set Up Finder To Locate Files - How To Customize Finder

Aug 9, 2009

How do you set up Finder so that the file list shows the location. Right now all it shows is Name, Kind and Last Opened. And, I have to rightclick on the file to find its location.

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MacBook Pro :: Save Files To One Desktop So That They Remain On That Desktop And Don't Follow To Other Desktops?

Feb 21, 2012

I want to keep my school files on desktop two so they are all in the same place, and use desktop one as a place to perhaps save photos or other files not school related. When I swipe between desktops, the school files move between the desktops as I swipe but I want to keep them on one desktop all the time.

Mac Pro, iOS 5.0.1

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Windows On Mac :: Can I Drag Files From My Leopard Desktop To My Parallels Desktop?

Jun 22, 2009

I'm getting my Mac in a week and I would like to know it I can drag files from my Leopard desktop to my Parallels desktop. All input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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OS X :: Delete Backgrounds In Photobooth?

Oct 27, 2007

In photobooth, I dragged an image that I wanted to use. how do I delete that image? I do not want to use it any more and I did not see an option.

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Mac Pro :: Hdd Does Not Appear In Finder / Desktop?

Jun 18, 2006

I started up my iMac (see sig) this morning as usual, and noticed that my hard drive ("Macintosh HD") did not appear on the desktop, or in Finder windows. I checked Finder preferences to see if the option to show it was checked, and it was. I tried restarting, logging out and back in, and god knows what else to try and solve the problem. However, it still hasnt appeared.

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OS X :: Import Files / Setting Off Old HDD To New One

Sep 28, 2009

I've just upgraded my 1.83 C2D Macmini HDD from the stock 80gb HDD to a Seagate 500gb 7200rpm HDD, I renstalled OSX 10.5 now I want all my files and settings off my 80gb HDD. Is the a way I can to do this using a USB HDD enclosure with my old 80gb HDD inside hooked up to my mini?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Make Finder NOT To Show Files From Specific Folder In All My Files

Aug 21, 2014

how to make finder NOT to show files from a specific folder in "All My Files"? See the attach - I recently installed Civilization 5 from Steam and now I have a lot of unneeded files (*.log and *.ini) shown in  All My Files colder in Finder. 

I don't want to see them.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Looking For Backgrounds Compatible In High Resolution

Aug 17, 2010

Is there a good website that has backgrounds that will not look all funny in the high resolution of the 17"?

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Software :: Cool Apple Backgrounds / Wallpapers?

Apr 10, 2009

Does anyone know of some really cool Apple backgrounds/wallpapers?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Backgrounds Turned Yellow On Every App

May 10, 2012

All of a sudden tonight after waking up my powerbook all the normally white backgrounds, like where I am typing text right now in Firefox, every document in word, even portions of every icon in the finder, have turned a light yellow.

Info:17inch powerbook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Desktop / Finder Keeps Refreshing?

Mar 23, 2008

My desktop keeps refreshing automatically. Even if I'm not doing anything on it, after about 1 minute, all of the icons will disappear then they all apear again like nothing happend. Nothing else seems affected by this, but if I have a Finder window open, it gets closed. When I am on another program and when it refreshes, it brings me onto the finder instead of program I am on, which gets annoying after a while. If I am trying to copy some files on the finder (like from one folder to another), when it refreshes, it stops the copying.

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OS X :: Setting VLC To Open All Mp3 Files By Default?

Jan 5, 2010

By default mp3 files ar opened by Quicktime so the only I can find to change this to my prefered player is to right click "get info" and change "open with" VLC. But this only changes that one file and not all mp3 files on the system.

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OS X :: Setting Files And Folders Order?

Jul 14, 2010

I know nothing about Macs at the moment (Windows user all my life). I bought a Mac Book Pro 5 days ago and I'm quite happy with it

However I've noticed a strange behaviour with folders and files display. In windows the folders are displayed first and then the files. However in MAC the files are mixed with folders. Here is a screenshot of how they look (order by name):

There should be first the folders and then the mp3, right?

I think 2 days ago I didn't have this problem but I'm not sure. As I've said I'm new to MAC and there are many things new.

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