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Is there such a thing? Like in Windows, you know how you change change your wallpaper, and there's a list of preinstalled wallpapers to choose from? I got to change my wallpaper but it's not resized right. I search for wallpaper settings but found nothing, nothing in appearances. Thanks in advance.
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Go into System Preferences => Desktop & Screen Saver. All of the options you need should be there.

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akj27;

If you are looking for a setting on your Mac, but are not sure where to find it, use the spotlight search bar in the upper right of the System Preferences window. For instance, if you type "wallpaper" into that window, spotlight will show you exactly where it is. Take a look:

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Or you could right click anywhere on your deskyop and then select 'Change desktop background' from drop-down list.
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Go into System Preferences => Desktop & Screen Saver. All of the options you need should be there.

its not there, it goes straight from appearance to dock
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Or you could right click anywhere on your deskyop and then select 'Change desktop background' from drop-down list.
and if i do that, it doesnt do anything, nothing opens.
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Just found this
Apple - Support - Discussions - Missing Desktop & Screensaver ...
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That looks like it should work. I'm assuming that is what you are doing right now? Also, to set a picture from the internet as a wallpaper, make sure it is your screen size in order for it to look pretty ex. mine is 1680 x 1050.
Only use pictures with those dimensions.


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go to system preferences in Application folder. Then click on 'Desktop and Screensaver.' It should come up alright. Or right click the desktop. Maybe you could insert the 2nd Mac OS X install disk and select 'Repair damaged content.'
Actually i think that might be a special disk you have 2 buy from apple, im not sure
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By the way, if you're looking for some nice hi-res images for your desktop, I saw this one on of my podcasts...

InterfaceLIFT: Wallpaper sorted by Date

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here's what he tells you to do:

Download Pacifist and extract the DesktopScreenEffectsPref and ScreenSaver prefPanes from your Leopard install disk. Put them into /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ and restart. If that doesn't restore their functionality, then you're looking at doing an Archive & Install installation, saving user and network settings.


Ok, I installed pacifist, inserted the disk, but where do I find the desktopscreeneffectspref and screensaverprefpanes in the disk? I looked but didn't find anything.
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here's what he tells you to do:

Download Pacifist and extract the DesktopScreenEffectsPref and ScreenSaver prefPanes from your Leopard install disk. Put them into /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ and restart. If that doesn't restore their functionality, then you're looking at doing an Archive & Install installation, saving user and network settings.


Ok, I installed pacifist, inserted the disk, but where do I find the desktopscreeneffectspref and screensaverprefpanes in the disk? I looked but didn't find anything.
Did you try to search for it. A sidebar should come out showing your search results.
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