Want to Set Up Changing Wallpaper Images for Your Mac Desktop?

Tech Tip – I recently downloaded some Disney Wallpaper images for use on my Mac. Once I had them, I wanted to set up the wallpaper on my desktop to randomly change periodically between the images I had downloaded.

It was easy to set this up. I created a folder “Christmas Desktop Images” in my Documents folder, then I copied all of the images I had downloaded into that folder.

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Next, I opened the “Desktop & Screensaver” System Preference panel. To add a new folder to choose images from, press the “+” in the bottom left.

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Now pick the folder with your new images, then click on “Choose”. You will want to make sure that the checkbox for “Change Picture” is checked. I also checked the checkbox for “Random order”.

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Finally, you will want to set how often your desktop wallpaper is changed. I choose every 30 minutes.

I will probably remove these after the Holidays. While I like the festive nature of the images, I find some of them too ‘busy’.


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