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    Yeti
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    How to... change desktop color?
    I'm wondering how one might change the color of the desktop to any arbitrary color. Using the desktop/screensaver prefs only offers ten colors by default. With a display capable of millions of colors, it seems as though I should be able to set the desktop color to any color I choose.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Running OS 10.3.8

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    How to... change desktop color?
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    when you go to the solid colors option in your sys prefs and desktop and wallpaper

    click the box to the right of the drop down menu....select your color from there

    -chris

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    Jefe3223
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    You know what? I never actually thought about that...however, coach z is right...and beat me by like ten seconds. By the way, you need to have it on center, to select a color. Otherwise, you'll never find it.

    edit...that is if you want a white square in the middle. (if you have a picture up and select "center" and then select a color you want; next back track to the solid color tab and click a color (that gets you a background with an odd square in the middle). I think photoshoping it and making it into a jpeg would be just as easy (if not easier). But my goal shall be to get this to work...

    You'd of thought I'd seen that white box sooner...but no, I had a window in fron of it :-( . Today is not my day...

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    How to... change desktop color?
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    im kinda in a rush....but i dont think that works!...try it out though...

    if not...go make a picture of a color in gimp, photoshop, illustrator, or some sort of paint program...and then stretch it to fill the screen

    -chris

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    Yeti
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    Thanks all.

    I did manage to get the background to a different color but the square in the middle is odd. I guess the only way to really get it right is with a solid color graphics file. That's okay, but a bit weird. You should be able just to pick a color from a pallete. There must be some prefs/config files somewhere though.

    Thanks again.

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    How to... change desktop color?
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    This article I found seems to be helpful for what you're trying to accomplish:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...21002055217828
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