Use Different Desktop Background Pictures for Spaces in Mac OS X Lion

Oct 26, 2011 - 5 Comments

Use Different Wallpapers for Spaces in Mac OS X Lion

Assigning different wallpapers to different desktop spaces is much easier in Mac OS X Lion, here’s the quickest way to do this:

  • Enter each space individually
  • Right-click on the desired background image and choose “Set Desktop Picture”
  • Repeat for the next desktop space

Using this method and Mission Control to switch spaces is the fastest method, but you can also do this through System Preferences.

Set Different Wallpapers for Desktop Spaces in OS X Lion

Before Mac OS X 10.7, third party utilities had to be used to set different wallpapers to each virtual desktop space, making this another nice addition to Lion.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. […] Use Different Desktop Background Pictures for Spaces in Mac OS X Lion […]

  2. Patel says:

    What about for different monitors in a dual screen setup?

  3. Skyline says:

    I commented on your old post about Lion having this feature… remember? :)

  4. Nuno says:

    how can i get space #2 to always have the same background (even when i close and create another space #2)? is that even possible?

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