When you set up wallpaper on your MacBook by using screen saver window in the system preferences, you only see a limited set of wallpapers that are shown on that screen. Did you know that there are many more images on your macOS Mojave that you can use to set up your wallpaper?
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In this short article, we will show you how to uncover these hidden wallpapers and apply them to your MacBook.
Find and Install Hidden WallPapers on macOS
- Start by locating these wallpapers. The key to locating these images is to search for a folder on your macOS Mojave called “Default Collections”. Start by clicking on the magnifying glass and open spotlight
- There are four full folders of images within the default collections that you can choose from when setting up a built-in wallpaper.
- Select any of the folders from Aerial, Cosmos, Nature Patterns or National Geographic
- Once you have selected an image of your liking, click and choose ‘ Set Desktop Picture’
- You can also import the images from these hidden folders and have it available for you. In order to do so, you will need to select the images from the folders to Library/Screensavers.
- Start by going System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver. On the left navigation pane, Click on the ‘+’ button and then navigate to the default collections folder to import these images. You can add all 4 folders if you choose, one at a time.
- Once the folder has been added you can click the images as thumbnail and choose one to set it up as your wallpaper.
The sequence of steps to discover these hidden wallpapers on your MacBook is the same even if you are running macOS High Sierra.
The steps around importing a folder into Desktop/Screensavers will also work if you have downloaded other wallpapers from outside.
The latest macOS Mojave beta 5thdev beta also introduced a whole new set of wallpapers that are suitable for Dark mode. There are several wallpapers that feature images of the Mojave desert, along with new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers and new dark flower wallpapers. Feel free to check these out in your desktop and screensaver preferences.
We hope that you found this short article helpful. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any questions.