Dynamic Desktop and how to use it
Your Mac’s desktop wallpaper can now reflect the time of day, writes Roman Loyola
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