See Bigger Thumbnails Of Wallpapers [OS X Tips]


Illustration of zooming into wallpaper images
You can use the pinch-and-expand gesture to zoom into wallpaper thumbnails in System Preferences

Here’s a quick but useful tip for those who love their desktop backgrounds and change them on a regular basis.

Choosing a new wallpaper in the Desktop & Screen Saver pane of System Preferences? If your Mac has a multitouch trackpad, place the mouse cursor over the thumbnail previews of the wallpapers and use the pinch-and-expand gesture, normally used to zoom in and out of photos in Preview or on the iPad, to make the thumbnails larger and smaller.

Give it a try–it’s pretty neat!