Is your desktop background still the same logo that was showing when you got your computer? You can find thousands, maybe millions of free backgrounds online that match any interest. See Step 1 below to give your computer a more personal feel.
- Go to a search engine like Google or Yahoo!. Go to the images section of the search engine.
- On Google, you can specify how large you want the file to be. Choose large, as you will need a high resolution for your desktop.
- Search for something that interests you, like if you love dogs or cats you can search for puppies or kittens. Often if you add “wallpaper” or “background” to the search you will find something acceptable. desktop background
Warning: Some backgrounds are copyrighted.
Your Mac includes photos and other images that you can use as desktop pictures to give your Mac a custom look. Or you can use your own.
Change your desktop picture from System Preferences
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Click Desktop & Screen Saver.
- From the Desktop pane, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right to change your desktop picture.
In macOS Mojave or later, you can also choose from Dynamic Desktop images, which automatically change throughout the day based on the time of day in your location.
Add a folder of your own images
To add a folder of your own images, click the add button (+) below the list of folders, then choose the folder that contains your images.
For best results, choose images that are stored on your startup disc. Images stored on a different disc may not load reliably after restarting your Mac, depending on how quickly the other disc becomes available after startup. desktop background
Change your desktop picture from Photos
- Open the Photos app.
- If you’re using multiple displays, drag the Photos window over the desktop that you want to change.
- Control-click (or right-click) the image that you want to use.
- Select Share from the shortcut menu, then choose Set Desktop Picture from the sub-menu.
Change your desktop picture from the Finder
- From a Finder window or your desktop, locate the image file that you want to use.
- Control-click (or right-click) the file, then choose Set Desktop Picture from the shortcut menu. If you’re using multiple displays, this changes the wallpaper of your primary display only.
If you don’t see Set Desktop Picture in the shortcut menu, you should see a sub-menu named Services instead. Choose Set Desktop Picture from there.
If you choose a picture that is too small, it will get all fuzzy
Don’t download wallpapers, it slows down your computer
You can find many cool backgrounds this way.