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How To Setup Your Desktop Wallpaper
To set wallpaper in Mac OS X v. 10.3 Panther:
1. Wait until the picture finishes loading.
2. Create or locate a convenient folder on your hard drive and open it.
3. Drag the picture from your browser into the folder.
4. Choose Apple > System Preferences, then Desktop & Screen Saver.
5. Drag the picture from the folder into the desktop preview.
Macintosh: OS8-9 Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP:
1. Wait until the image has fully loaded.
2. Put your cursor over the image.
3. Hold the control key and click the mouse button.
4. Choose "Save Image As" to store the image on your Mac's hard drive.
5. Open the "Appearance" control panel and click the "Desktop" tab.
6. Click "Remove Picture" and then "Place Picture."
7. Load the new wallpaper from wherever you saved the image.
8. Finally, choose "Position Automatically."
1. Wait until the image has fully loaded.
2. Put your mouse cursor over the image.
3. Right-click on the image.
4. Select and click "Set as Wallpaper" from the pop-up menu.
5. If your desktop did not change, refresh the desktop screen.

See for more informations

MacPlaza has an excellent page of instructions for using desktop pictures, and more tips on monitor resolutions, bit depths and desktop pictures. Also see how to make StartupScreen (local link).

For more information see MacDesktops Tip's Page.

New from Rampant Mac, StartUp Screen Instructions

MacInstruct: How to Change the Appearance

Making_A_MOSS by

HOW DO I MAKE A MOSS? by VoodooKilla

MacGrounds have a how to use & make tutorials for desktop pictures have a small how to change your desktop picture tip

DVD Monitors Setup Mire

This Monitors Setup Mire is to adjust your monitor brightness and contrast.

To set correctely your monitor you need to see the difference between 5% & 0%, and 95% & 100%.

Get the image by DVDesign's - more info see

New by DVDesign's : Screen Template 6.0 upd

Screen Template 4.0
from 640x480
to 2560x1600

from 800x600
to 1152x870

By SpyMac

from 1024x768
to 2560x1600

from 1024x768
to 1920x1200

from 640x480
to 1280x1024

By CafeDesign : Feel Like Mac

from 1024x768
to 1280x960
access IE only

By John's Pad : Petty WebGuide

size 1152x870
and 1280x1024

or see mandolux for
"Someday I'll have that Sony Monster..."

desktops-sizes : 2304x1440

By STG : Screen Size Mac upd
from 800x600
to 1600x1200

Web Creation from MacDesktops

Patrick McCarthy contributed these pictures to assist in Web Site creation. They simply show the boundaries of standard landscape style monitors from 640x480 to 1280x1024.

and also CafeDesign for their "Gadget" in many colors variations (Japanese)have also the full colection in various colors...

Desktop Pictures Sizes (pixel)
  • 1920x1200 (23" Apple)
  • 1600x1200 (21"+)
  • 1600x1024 (Apple Cinema Display)
  • 1440x900 (iMaac & PB 17")
  • 1280x1024 (21"+17")
  • 1280x960
  • 1152x870 (20"+)
  • 1152x768 (Titan PB)
  • 1024x768 (standard & iMac) *
  • 832x624 (standard) *
  • 800x600 (standard & iMac) *
  • 640x480 (standard & iMac) *
  • 480x832 (special) *
  • 640x1024 (special) *

* = almost no more used

By Jokke

from 640x480

to 1152x870

from 640x480
to 1280x1024


from 640x480
to 1600x1200

See BlueDog for
"640x480 to 1024x768"

desktops-sizes : 1024x768

See also MacRing Window Size


See also MacStudio's DT Screen Template 1.0


Futurama see Articulate for
"Both say "Kiss my titanium ass"."

desktops-sizes : 1024x768 !!!

See HansWorks for

desktops-sizes : 1024x768

You may distribute this desktop pict set provided you keep the set intact, including this read me file and do not charge or request fees or compensation of any kind. It's freeware, but this does not mean you can use it for whatever purposes. You may not use desktop pict in this archive in any commerical web pages.

These desktop pics may not be used for any commercial purposes. If you want to put this archive to CD-ROM that comes with commercial books, magazines, etc.. , you are required to contact the author and must get the written permission in advance.

Copyright(C) 1998-1999 Nifune. All rights reserved.
Ndp01 1024x768 !!!
Ndp01 1152x870 !!!
By CafeDesign : Feel Like Mac
3 sizes : 1600x1204 - 1280x960 - 1024x768
access IE only

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Last updated : November 27, 2005

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