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.
Other than changing the actual wallpaper, you can’t change Launchpad specific wallpaper, although you can change Launchpads folder background image to something other than the linen default.
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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how can i make it permanent?
How do we make it permanent, guys? Not to change it every time we turn on mac.
Control-Option-Command-B works !!!
On Mac OSX 10.7.3 Doesn’t Work Any More! its a shame because it was a nice tweak!
Yes you are right… Wonder why ?
For me it works on Mac OSX 10.7.3 too.
This setting resets every time I log off. How do you get it to be permanent?
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But I guess that like the motion blur effect, if I shut down my computer, it will be back to default. Is there a way to save the changes ?