Style Your Desktop Wallpaper With Login Screen Linen [OS X Tips]

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Can’t get enough of the sweet Linen pattern from the OS X Lion login window? Want to make your Launchpad look even MORE like iOS with dark gray linen goodness? Well, today’s tip is just for you.

The first thing to do is grab a copy of the image file that OS X Lion uses in the login window. Head to the Finder, and click on the Go menu. Select Go to Folder from the drop down list, then type or paste the following into the resulting field.

/System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/Resources/

This will open the Resources folder there. Find the file called NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png and copy it. You can either hit Command-C on your keyboard, or drag it to the desktop holding the Option key.

Next, either right-click on your Desktop, or head to the System Preferences and open the Desktop & Screensaver preference pane. You can now add the linen texture image file by dragging it from the Desktop to the image well in the upper left of the pane. Boom–your desktop is not all linen-y and dark grey.

Make sure you select Tile from the Desktop picture options popup menu, or it’ll look all big and pixellated. And no one wants that.

[Source: Macworld]

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