How to change your Mac wallpaper

Changing your Mac wallpaper is a straightforward process. Here are the steps:

Method 1: Using System Preferences

  1. Open System Preferences:
    • Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.
    • Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Choose Desktop & Screen Saver:
    • In the System Preferences window, look for and click on “Desktop & Screen Saver.”
  3. Select Wallpaper:
    • In the Desktop & Screen Saver window, you’ll see various tabs. Choose the “Desktop” tab.
  4. Choose a Category:
    • On the left side, you’ll see a list of categories. Click on the category containing the wallpaper you want.
  5. Select Wallpaper:
    • Browse through the available wallpapers on the right side and click on the one you want to use.
  6. Set Wallpaper:
    • After selecting a wallpaper, you can set it as your desktop background immediately by closing the System Preferences window.

Method 2: Using Finder

  1. Locate the Image:
    • Find the image you want to set as your wallpaper. It could be in your Pictures folder or any other location.
  2. Right-Click or Control-Click:
    • Right-click or Control-click on the image file.
  3. Choose “Set Desktop Picture”:
    • From the contextual menu, choose “Set Desktop Picture.”

Method 3: Using Image Viewer

  1. Open Image Viewer:
    • Open the image you want to set as your wallpaper using an image viewer (Preview, Photos, etc.).
  2. Select “Set Desktop Picture”:
    • In many image viewers, you can find an option in the menu or toolbar to set the current image as the desktop picture.

Additional Tips:

  • Adjusting Wallpaper Settings:
    • In the Desktop & Screen Saver preferences, you can adjust settings such as picture position, color, and screen saver options.
  • Customizing Wallpaper:
    • You can customize your wallpaper further by choosing a solid color or creating a slideshow with multiple images.

These steps should work for most versions of macOS. Keep in mind that the menu names and options might slightly vary depending on your macOS version.