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    Lion osx desktop backgrounds
    Is there a way to assign a different picture for each desktop in mission control?
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    Change to each screen, right-click and 'change desktop background' on each one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk4 View Post
    Change to each screen, right-click and 'change desktop background' on each one.
    I tried that. But it keeps defaulting to the first screen that I just changed. For some reason it will only change that particular screen. I must be doing something wrong.
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    I think all virtual desktops have to share same wallpaper. If I am wrong I'd also be interested to know how it's done.

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    Thank you so much. I am going to give it a try.
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    yep works fine here

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    All mine have different images.

    They all started off with the image then on the first screen, but I just changed each one in turn.

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    After I displayed system preferences, I just drug it onto the next screen. Works great.
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    I was able to somehow get a different desktop background on my 32 inch 1080p TV in space 5... not sure how, but it happened. =-O

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    Different Backgrounds
    Any application can be assigned to a specific desktop(space), including System Pref's.
    In Lion, just call up system-pref's>desktop/screensaver. Then right-click in the dock and select options>assign to: this desktop. Change your desktop pic as usual, then switch to a new desktop and repeat above. (Right-click on SP in Dock, assign to: this desktop, change desktop pic.) This will give a different pic on each desktop.

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    I have a stupid question, why would you have more than one desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatM View Post
    I have a stupid question, why would you have more than one desktop?
    One scenario would be if you wanted multiple work spaces. Got a lot of windows or apps open for one task. You might want to give it its own work space.

    Another is you have 2 or more people sharing the same computer but don't want or need separate accounts to log in and out of. You each get your own customized "desktop".

    I hadn't even thought of assigning different desktop backgrounds, but I just tried it by creating a new desktop then right-clicking the background and selecting Change Desktop Background... It let me choose a different background and the other desktop stayed as it was. No need for any extra steps. Just that simple.
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    That makes sense. Keep you wife off your turf sounds like the more likely use. LOL

    Thanks for the info.

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