We can now get the Dynamic Desktop and Mojave Desktop Stacks features on our Mac now. A person can get this feature if someone is part of the Apples Beta programme. Then only we can experience the Mojave earlier than anyone else.
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How to get OS X Mojave Wallpaper
We can download the Mojave wallpaper and use it on our Mac or even in our PC’s.
One of the Reddit users has uploaded all the images which all combine to make the Dynamic Desktop image of the sand dune that Apple usually uses to represent Mojave. The size of the file is approx 40MB.
16 images of the sand dune are inserted in a folder, which represents different times of a day.
If someone would like to put it as their desktop wallpaper, following steps are to be followed. Also, Dynamic Desktop style effect can be created easily and we will see how to do it next.
- Firstly, drag the folder of images to your desktop, or copy the whole folder to Photos. (Note: You need to unzip them).
- Then Right-click on your Desktop and choose Change Desktop Background, it will open a new window on the Desktop & Screen Saver panel in System Preferences.
- After that, open a Finder window and then drag and drop the folder of images into the white space below the Folders. Your Mojave folder will immediately appear here.
- Now you can pick one of the images from the collection as your desktop image.
How to get Mojave Dynamic Desktop
If you want to have the Mojave Desert images change sequentially throughout the day so as to give an impression of day & night, then you should follow these steps:
- Below the set of images, you will see the option to Change picture. Click in the box to choose this option.
- You can now select how often you want the image to switch. The options are Every 5 seconds, Every minute, Every 5 minutes, Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes (which is default), Every hour, and Every day.
- As there are a total of 16 images available we could see a day pass every 80 minutes if we set it to every 5 minutes. If you are not satisfied with the slow transitions you can always set it a lower time limit like 1 minutes, or every 5 seconds!
- If we want to try and match the images to your day then we recommend picking the image that is most representative of where you are in the day and choosing it to hourly. If that method doesn’t display a daytime image when we want it to, try switching to Random images, and when we are satisfied that the image displayed fits the time of day then turn off the Random setting.
When Apple launches Mojave the Dynamic Desktop should be linked to the hours of daylight where we are based.
How to get Desktop Stacks
When things will arrive in macOS Mojave, Desktop Stacks will be the best way to organise our desktop. When the Desktops Stacks will be turned on all the files on our desktop will automatically sort into the relevant folders, so our Desktop will always look clean and tidy and we can work in an arranged manner.
We can create an effect similar to this by using Smart Folders.
Here are the steps to create Smart Folder;
- Open the Finder.
- Click on File then click on New Smart Folder in the menu bar.
- A Finder window would show up with some additional options. We can choose the option for the folder to be compiled based on all the contents of our Mac, or just our Desktop. For the sake of this endeavour to recreate Desktop Stacks, we will click on “Desktop”.
- Now to choose the file types you wish to search for, click on the plus button which is present on the right.
- Here we can choose Last Opened Date, Kind, Last Modified Date, Name, Created Date and Contents. If we want to create a folder of images, for example, Choose Kind.
- Now we can choose what kind of file you want to be included in this Smart Folder. Our options include Any, Application, Archive, Document, Executable, Folder, Image, Movie, Music, PDF, Presentation, Text, and Other. Choose Image, to create a Smart Folder of all the images on your Desktop.
- If we’d like to be more specific about the sort of image, for e.g. just stick to JPEG, then click on the drop-down beside All and choose JPEG.
- We will see all the images located on our Desktop in the Finder window. We could stop here, but there are a few more options open to you. If we click on the +(plus) again, for example, we can create another set of rules for the folder, for example, we could specify that only images last opened within the 10 days should appear.
- Once we are satisfied with our Smart Folder, click on Save.
- At last, we need to choose a name for our Smart Folder and tell your Mac where to save it.
Our Smart Folder will now appear on our desktop.
NOTE: these Smart Folders don’t move the images, they just create a sort of alias to the image in its actual location.
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