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Change Dashboard Background



This tip here only worked until OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Since OS X Yosemite (10.10), the background of the Dashboard is a blured version of the wallpaper on Desktop 1.

Steps to change the dashboard background:

  • Find a suitable image with good resolution, in PNG format. Use at least 2880 x 1600 for best results.
  • Save the image as pirelli.png, and duplicate it as pirelli@2x.png (the @2x is for retina displays).
  • Next, open up Finder and select Go → Go To Folder option and enter the following path:
  • This will open up the resources of application. Replace the two files named pirelli and pirelli@2x. When asked to authenticate, enter the password since you are modifying system files.
  • Restart the dashboard application:
killall Dock