Dy­namic Desk­top and how to use it

Your Mac’s desk­top wall­pa­per can now re­flect the time of day, writes Ro­man Loy­ola

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It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re work­ing all day in front of your Mac. Be­fore you know it, it’s the end of the day. With Dy­namic Desk­top, your Mac’s desk­top pic­ture ad­justs ac­cord­ingly with the time of day, so you have a bet­ter idea of how the day is go­ing.

As of the first ver­sion of the macOS Mo­jave Pub­lic Beta, there’s only one desk­top im­age you

can use as a Dy­namic Desk­top. We’ll prob­a­bly see more im­ages be­come avail­able as the of­fi­cial re­lease date ap­proaches.

Turn on Dy­namic Desk­top

1. Click on the Ap­ple menu and se­lect Sys­tem Pref­er­ences.

2. Click on Desk­top & Screen Saver.

3. Click on the Desk­top tab if it’s not al­ready open.

4. Desk­tops that are Dy­namic are in­di­cated with an icon in the up­per left of the thumb­nail. Also, when you se­lect one, the de­scrip­tion will say if it’s Dy­namic.

5. Se­lect a Dy­namic Desk­top thumb­nail, then close the Sys­tem Pref­er­ences.

As of the pub­lic beta, if you are in Dark Mode, the Dy­namic Desk­top will stay in its ‘night-time’ mode. It won’t progress through the day­time parts of the wall­pa­per.

Dy­namic Desk­tops have a spe­cial icon in the up­per-left cor­ner. Also, the de­scrip­tion notes if it’s Dy­namic

If your Mac is in Dark Mode, Dy­namic Desk­top stays in ‘night-time’ mode

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