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Oct 15, 2007, 11:57 PM
 
Does anyone know if the grass wallpaper that is used in the preview of leopard is the official wallpaper? Surely that can't be it!!!!! It looks so vista... and vista = ugly!!!!!
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 12:06 AM
 
Steve Jobs said that everybody is using his own pictures as desktop background these days. To enforce this a little bit the default Leopard background picture is intentionally ugly.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 12:54 AM
 
On the latest build (well, 9a559 anyway), the default wallpaper is a cosmos scene. I find it more appealing than the (busy) grass, but not the best space image I've seen by a longshot.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 01:04 AM
 
It's the aurora borealis, not some space scene as many think it is.
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Oct 16, 2007, 01:14 AM
 
wow... that's the most intense aurora borealis I've ever seen.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 01:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
Steve Jobs said that everybody is using his own pictures as desktop background these days. To enforce this a little bit the default Leopard background picture is intentionally ugly.
What an asinine comment.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 02:16 AM
 
I really hope they come up with a new variation on the typical OSX desktop blue dealio.
Each one looks better than its predecessor and is usually the desktop I stick with longer than any other.

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Oct 16, 2007, 02:25 AM
 
I quite liked the grass desktop when I first saw it, and put it on all the screens I use often, then changed it to the space one when it was happily posted. The grass got a lot of positive comments from people, but it looked so much shinier in the leopard preview movies, and I don't think that was just because of the reflective dock and transluscent menubar.

The desktop I've stuck with longest, I would say, is the third hit on a Google image search for true aqua.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 07:48 AM
 
I like the default Tiger wallpaper. :/
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Oct 16, 2007, 08:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by swiz View Post
I really hope they come up with a new variation on the typical OSX desktop blue dealio.
Each one looks better than its predecessor and is usually the desktop I stick with longer than any other.
I agree. I find myself coming back to the blue wallpaper very often.
If they don't design a new one, I'll probably still use the 10.4 one.

Regarding the new wallpaper. I notice it has a lot of dark areas on it. When a window is over those areas can you still see the drop shadow? That's one reason I do not use a very dark desktop picture, since I like the drop shadows under windows.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 09:23 AM
 
The Aurora desktop image is the best one Apple has ever done (IMO).
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 09:37 AM
 
The drop shadows are very subtle in this build, so it does tend to get a bit "lost" over darker areas. I don't mind though.

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Oct 16, 2007, 09:49 AM
 
I love both the Grass and the Aurora.

But I hope for a new Blue abstract as well.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 10:06 AM
 
Is by any chance this one with the water lily included?

     
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Oct 16, 2007, 01:28 PM
 
You can mock-up your screen with the new Aurora Borealis wallpaper now if you'd like...

http://imacmotion.deviantart.com/art...Space-63365295

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Oct 16, 2007, 06:27 PM
 
I really love the Blue Tiles wallpaper.
     
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Oct 17, 2007, 07:26 AM
 
I really wish people would stop calling it ‘wallpaper’. It's a bloody desktop, what kind of retard puts fụcking wallpaper on a desk?

I like both the grass and the aurora desktop pictures, but generally prefer the lighter backdrops.
     
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Oct 17, 2007, 11:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by red rocket View Post
I really wish people would stop calling it ‘wallpaper’. It's a bloody desktop, what kind of retard puts fụcking wallpaper on a desk?

I like both the grass and the aurora desktop pictures, but generally prefer the lighter backdrops.
Those kinds of words are bad karma. you know that right? such passion over wallpaper/desktop lol.

I dont mind the green grass and the aurora ones... i wouldnt keep em as a desktop for more than a day though... only when i need a change. They get boring real quick. My dog will go straight to my desktop pic as it is now

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Oct 17, 2007, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
Is by any chance this one with the water lily included?

Yep! Or at least one very similar...
     
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Oct 17, 2007, 08:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Yep! Or at least one very similar...
Huh? Which one are you talking about?

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Oct 17, 2007, 09:21 PM
 
I know one like it was in an older build. Don't know if it's still in there, I haven't booted Leopard for a while. It could always be MacWorld's own wallpaper, but I remember one similar to that with a water lily.
     
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Oct 17, 2007, 09:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by swiz View Post
I really hope they come up with a new variation on the typical OSX desktop blue dealio.
Each one looks better than its predecessor and is usually the desktop I stick with longer than any other.
very true.

"In a world without walls or fences, what need have we for windows or gates?"
     
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Oct 17, 2007, 09:44 PM
 

I just noticed the blue version of the 10.5 wallpaper on the Mac OS X Server page.

I like it in blue. The only thing I'm not crazy about is that the bottom is dark and dropshadows vanish when windows are over black.
     
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Oct 18, 2007, 12:11 AM
 
If you don't like the frigging desktop picture then change it.
     
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Oct 18, 2007, 01:16 AM
 
I may end up swapping the purple wallpaper for Server's blue when it comes out. It's just so... soothing.

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Oct 18, 2007, 01:29 AM
 
Anyone have the full version of that one already? I've seen the server floating around, so...

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Oct 18, 2007, 09:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by DogGone View Post
If you don't like the frigging desktop picture then change it.
Yeah. DTP are easier to change than other things. So I don't see what the big deal is. It's not like you have to hack the system to change the DTP.
     
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Oct 18, 2007, 12:37 PM
 
I hate the Server version. It is just a modified version of the regular Aurora and it looks terribly washed-out and bland in person.
     
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Oct 19, 2007, 09:33 AM
 
[QUOTE=red rocket;3507172]I really wish people would stop calling it ‘wallpaper’. It's a bloody desktop, what kind of retard puts fụcking wallpaper on a desk?

I like both the grass and the aurora desktop pictures, but generally prefer the lighter backdrops.[/QUOTE

What kind of retard cares if I call it wallpaper or a desktop.... Take it easy there redrocket, I dont want you to crush your mouse (or do you call that a pointing device?)
     
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Oct 19, 2007, 09:46 AM
 
I love it when people get all hysterical for using words in ways they don't approve of or like. No offense to you red-rocket.
     
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Oct 19, 2007, 09:59 AM
 
Leopard Server Aurora Wallpaper: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...3883480&size=o

It´s the original one.
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Oct 19, 2007, 10:14 AM
 
Very nice, thank you.
It's my new work desktop picture.
     
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Oct 19, 2007, 03:58 PM
 
If i remember correctly Wallpaper is a Windows term whereas Desktop was a Mac term. Well there isn't much different really!!

The blue server version is nicer though.
     
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Oct 21, 2007, 03:35 PM
 
Does anyone know if this desktop from the Guide Tour comes with Leopad?, if so would be so kind to…

( Last edited by angelmb; Oct 21, 2007 at 03:36 PM. Reason: image was too big…)
     
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Oct 21, 2007, 03:46 PM
 
I think it's already in Tiger, and if not, they called it one of Leopard's standard desktop pictures, so I would assume yes.
     
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Oct 21, 2007, 05:24 PM
 
Yes, it's slightly similar to the stones one in Tiger, but not the same
     
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Oct 21, 2007, 09:24 PM
 
It's under Nature. So yes.

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Oct 21, 2007, 10:46 PM
 
I honestly think they used the grass wallpaper to really show off the translucent menu bar.
     
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Oct 22, 2007, 02:45 AM
 
I LOVE OS X's new box and space look. I just wish their GUI would match it over all. Time Machine, and a neat DTP are the only two things that OS X has that looks "Sci-Fi"
     
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Oct 22, 2007, 04:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Time Machine, and a neat DTP are the only two things that OS X has that looks "Sci-Fi"
Hmm, as in airbrushed cover art for 80s sci-fi paperbacks... but hey, some good books there
     
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Oct 22, 2007, 03:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by treday630 View Post
I honestly think they used the grass wallpaper to really show off the translucent menu bar.
You think right.
     
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Oct 23, 2007, 03:45 AM
 
well... I will still use the same old desktop picture I was using before....
     
   
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