How to Change Mac Background

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Changing the background on your Mac can be a great way to personalize your workspace and make it feel more like your own. Whether you want to use a stunning nature photograph, a beautiful piece of artwork, or even a favorite family photo, changing the background is simple and can be done in just a few easy steps.

Step 1: Finding the Perfect Image
The first step in changing your Mac background is to find an image that you love. There are several websites where you can find free high-quality images such as Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay.

You can also use your own photos if you prefer. Make sure the image is saved to your computer for easy access.

Step 2: Opening System Preferences
To change your Mac background, start by opening System Preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.

Alternatively, you can also access System Preferences by clicking on the gear icon located in your Dock.

Step 3: Navigating to Desktop & Screen Saver
Once you have opened System Preferences, look for the icon labeled “Desktop & Screen Saver” and click on it. This will open up a new window with various options for customizing your desktop.

Step 4: Choosing a New Background
In the Desktop & Screen Saver window, you will see two tabs at the top – “Desktop” and “Screen Saver.” Make sure you are on the “Desktop” tab.

  • On the left-hand side of the window, you will find a list of available folders where your images are stored.
  • If you want to use one of Apple’s pre-installed wallpapers, click on one of the folders under “Apple.” This will display a selection of wallpapers to choose from.
  • If you want to use your own image, click on the folder where it is saved. The images within that folder will appear on the right-hand side of the window.

Step 5: Selecting and Adjusting Your Background
Once you have chosen the image you want to use as your background, simply click on it to select it. You will see a preview of how it will look on your desktop.

If you want to adjust how the image fits on your screen, use the options provided below the preview area. You can choose to have the image fill the screen, fit it to the screen, stretch it, or tile it.

Step 6: Enjoy Your New Background
Once you are satisfied with your selection and any adjustments you have made, close System Preferences. Your new background will now be applied to your Mac desktop!

Changing your Mac background is a simple way to add a personal touch to your computer and make it feel more like home. Whether you choose a stunning landscape or a cherished family photo, customizing your background can bring joy and inspiration every time you sit down at your computer.

So go ahead – explore different images, experiment with different settings, and create a desktop that reflects your unique style and personality. Happy customizing!

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