How to prevent your Mac from changing the wallpaper after a restart

Fix Mac changing wallpaper after restart

You set a beautiful picture as the wallpaper, but that picture is no longer used as the wallpaper once you restart your Mac. It's changed and has been replaced by the default macOS wallpaper. If you're facing this annoying problem, here are easy solutions to fix this.

This tutorial applies to all modern versions of macOS, including macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.

How to hide desktop icons on Mac with a single click

Some people love to keep their Mac desktop clutter free, while some don't mind having all their files on the desktop. If you belong to the former group of people, then you will find this article useful. Having files on the desktop will make it easy for you to find them super fast, but they can pile up and clutter the space. One way to deal with the clutter is to simply hide the files on the desktop. Doing this means that the display will look clean, but the files are always there, just not visible to you.

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi OS desktop

Raspberry Pi OS Desktop on Monitor

If you’ve recently purchased a Raspberry Pi and are interested in using it as a computer running Raspberry Pi OS (formerly called Raspbian), then you’ll need to get used to the desktop.

While the basic view of your desktop is pretty simple, you might wonder where to find things or what it is that you’re seeing.

Here, we’ll run down what you can find on your desktop with Raspberry Pi OS and where to look for things you’ll need.

How to lock files, folders, and your Desktop on Mac

Padlock Computer Screen - Pixabay

Many times we take precautions to secure our digital items from others. We password-protect things like files and folders to prevent changes by others. But who protects us from ourselves?

If you’ve ever changed a file or moved a folder by mistake, then you know what I mean. The worst is when you do something like that and don’t even realize it until you need the item.

On your Mac, you can lock files, folders, and your Desktop (folder) to prevent unwanted changes. This doesn’t require a password. It’s just a simple “lock” to keep you, or someone else, from editing, moving, or even removing a file or folder. Here’s how it works.

How to navigate the desktop, Dock, and Mission Control using VoiceOver

Use VoiceOver on a MacBook Pro Desktop

The built-in VoiceOver feature on Mac gives you an easier way to do things if you need some extra help. With keyboard commands and spoken feedback, you can take care of tasks that may normally be visually difficult.

With this, you’ll need to know how to navigate the areas of your Mac like the desktop, Dock, and Mission Control. And that’s where this next VoiceOver on Mac how-to will take you. We’ll show you the commands you need for moving around these major areas of your Mac.

How to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency

Organize Mac Desktop - MacBook

Just like a physical desk where you sit, your Mac desktop can get messy. You pile things on it like shortcuts, files, and folders, and before you know it, it’s cluttered and out of hand. This defeats the purpose of a desktop that should be easy to use and let you quickly find what you need.

If you’re new to Mac, you might not know about the various ways you can make better use of your desktop by organizing it. You can do things like use Stacks and group your items, change the icon or font size, adjust the spacing, and more.

We’ll walk you through all of these options so that you can take control of your desktop before it takes control of you. Here’s how to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency.

Where to find the default desktop wallpapers on Mac

MacBook desktop with the official macOS Ventura wallpaper

The wallpapers available on your Mac out of the box are gorgeous. With breathtaking landscapes and vibrant colors, you have a nice collection to pick from for your wallpaper. So, what if you want to customize that wallpaper? You might want to make a copy of one and personalize it to include your company logo or even your name. But where are those wallpapers stored? We're here to help!

Here's how to go to the Finder folder that has the default official desktop wallpapers for Mac.

A look at the beautiful Reclaimed Wood Stand Up Desk from UPLIFT DESK

The tough part about writing a review for a standing desk is feeling the need to first convince you that you need a standing desk. Standing is good for your health, sitting is the new smoking, blah-blah-blah-blah. But for the purpose of this hands-on look, let’s pretend you’ve already decided that you’re interested in a standing desk, that way I can get straight to telling you why this one from UPLIFT DESK is worth checking out.