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Changing Your Desktop Background    

A fun way to personalize your Mac is to change the Desktop Background. Your Mac comes with some standard images but you can also use your own designs or pictures. To change the Desktop Background, go to the apple menu, system preferences, click on Desktop & Screen Saver. Under the Desktop tab you can see all of the choices that come from Apple. But let’s say you want to add your own picture from iPhoto. Simply scroll down to iphoto albums and you will see all of your pictures available. Choose the one you want and see how it looks by hiding the system preferences, keyboard command apple H.

I’d like to address a common question I hear, which is how can I add a picture that isn’t in my iphoto library? Let’s say for example that someone emailed you a picture, you downloaded it and now it’s in your download folder. Simply click this plus sign to add any file or folder to your list of options. Now you have the tools to add any picture you want to use as your background so have fun customizing your mac!

 
 
   
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