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How to change your Mac wallpaper

A macOS desktop over a collage of Finder, Safari and other Apple icons.
If you’re tired of all this purple, there’s an easy fix. | Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge

Look, no disrespect to Apple’s default desktop wallpapers, but staring at the same combination of orange and yellow all day, every day, can get a bit boring. If you’ve long felt that your office life could use a bit of spicing up, a new wallpaper could be just the thing you need.

I’m here to show you how. It only takes a few seconds, and I’ll be with you every step of the way.

How to change your Mac wallpaper

First, you’ll want to open System Settings. This is in the Apple menu on the top left of your screen.

From there:

  • Scroll down to the Wallpaper tab on the left side.
  • If your Mac is plugged into multiple displays, select the display you want to change.
  • Select a new wallpaper. Apple has a number of options that you can choose…

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