Change Launchpad’s Background Image Effect in Mac OS X Lion
Bored with Launchpads background? You can make some changes to it in Mac OS X Lion by changing the background images default blur effect to three other options: unblurred (shown above), black and white blur, or black and white unblurred (both shown below):
- Open Launchpad
- Hit Command+B to cycle through the background image effects
Update: In OS X 10.7.3, you need to use Command+Control+Option+B to achieve the same effect
Hitting Command+B once should just remove the blur from the background image, which makes Launchpad more closely resemble the iOS springboard. You can use the keystroke a few more times to switch into black and white or to go back to the default blur.
Here’s a few other screenshots showing the black and white effect variations:
Launchpad Black & White Background Mode:
Launchpad Blurred Black & White Background Mode:
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