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ATPM 5.03
March 1999


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Desktop Pictures


So you got yourself a new blue and white Power Mac G3 (code-named Yosemite) and now you are looking for a few stylish desktop pictures for your stylish machine? Look no further! ATPM has the right pictures for you!

You can download the whole collection in a single file, or pick and choose by browsing our online gallery.


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Placing Desktop Pictures

Mac OS 8.5 and Newer
Go to the “Appearance” control panel. Click on the “Desktop” tab at the top of the window. Press the “Place Picture...” button in the bottom right corner, then select the desired image. By default, it will show you the images in the “Desktop Pictures” subfolder of your “Appearance” folder in the System Folder, however you can select images from anywhere on your hard disk.

After you select the desired image file and press “Choose,” a preview will appear in the Appearance window. The “Position Automatically” selection is usually fine. You can play with the settings to see if you like the others better. You will see the result in the little preview screen.

If you are satisfied with the selection, click on “Set Desktop” in the lower right corner of the window. That’s it! Should you ever want to get rid of it, just go to the desktop settings again and press “Remove Picture”.

Mac OS 8.0 and 8.1
Go to the “Desktop Patterns” control panel. Click on “Desktop Pictures” in the list on the left of the window, and follow steps similar to the ones above.

Random Desktop Pictures
If you drag a folder of pictures onto the miniature desktop in the Appearance or Desktop Pictures control panel, your Mac will choose one from the folder at random when your Mac starts up.

Whither Yosemite?

The original version of this page and the DOCMaker edition of ATPM 5.03 incorrectly stated that these photographs came from Yosemite national park. Thanks to national park-savvy reader James Prescott for setting us straight. Our guess is that all the time Managing Editor Daniel Chvatik spent at the rumors sites reading about the new “Yosemite” Power Macs, caused him to confuse the details of exactly where he and his fiancée were when they took the pictures. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.


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