Monday, August 8, 2011

Mac Daddy Monday: Adding a Background to Your Finder Windows

This month's MacLife magazine has a bunch of tips for customizing you Mac. Here's quick way to make the rather boring finder windows a little more interesting with a custom background.

1.  Find a graphic you like and crank down the opacity to around 30-50%
2.  Navigate to a folder and click View > as icons.

3.  In the View menu choose "Show View Options".

4.  Under Background, choose Picture and double-click the empty square to choose your background image or drag and image to that square.

That image will now appear in only that Finder window, and you can set up as many custom windows as you like, but keep in mind that backgrounds are only visible in icon view!


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