Making changing your desktop on Mac OS X easier
11 July 2012
When changing your desktop image in System Preferences, wouldn’t it be great if all the windows you had open moved out of the way, like it does when you use Exposé to ‘Show Desktop’? That’d let you see your desktop and would let you see which desktop image you liked best. Then when you close System Preferences (or move to another preference pane) the windows could move back in.
Often I’ll select an image for my desktop that’s too dark, light or distracting — but I never find this out until I can see my desktop (i.e. when most of my open windows are closed). To see if an image is suitable, I currently have to create a new space and switch to it.