[X-Newbies] Removing default desktop background at startup.

Brian Durant globetrotterdk at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 00:46:49 PDT 2005

Wow, I thought this was a stupid little question, but list members
really got into this one. Thanks to all of the knowledgeable
contributors to this thread.


On Apr 11, 2005 8:29 PM, W Lane <wilann at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2005, at 06:25, Kirk McElhearn wrote:
> >> A small, but irritating issue for me. I am using a great desktop
> >> background that I downloaded from www.deviantart.com but every time I
> >> reboot my G5, behind the log-in dialog box, is my old default desktop
> >> background. That of course changes as soon as the system starts and my
> >> desktop appears. I can't seem for the life of me to be able to get rid
> >> of that default desktop background showing up at startup. I would like
> >> to have the same image as is my desktop background. Anyone run into
> >> this stupid little irritating issue before?
> >
> > While you might be able to change it by delving into the internals of
> > the
> > System folder, it's probably not advised.
> Actually, it's quite easy and painless.
> Go to HD>Library>Desktop Pictures and find the file named Aqua Blue.
> Rename it to Old Aqua Blue (or your choice). Then, drop into that
> folder the picture that you want displayed behind your login window and
> rename it to Aqua Blue.  Done.
> --
> 12" AIBook 1ghz 512MB RAM
> Combo Drive
> OS 10.3.8  Build 7U16

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