One of the novelties of macOS Mojave is the dynamic background, that is a wallpaper that automatically changes according to the time of day. Certainly it is not a relevant function, but it is certainly a nice effect that makes it more beautiful to see the desktop of your Mac. Would you like to have dynamic backgrounds on your Mac even if it is not updated to the new MacOS Mojave operating system? The same effect can be achieved in all Apple computers. Continue reading to find out how to do it.
With macOS Mojave you will discover new functions inspired by a professional experience, but usable by everyone. You will discover a new look and innovative concept of working with the Dark Mode to get a new look, organize the documents in stacks automatically to tidy the desk and get new types of screenshots. You will discover two new apps integrated into the system and many others that you can download from the new Mac App Store.
How to have the dynamic Mojave background in all versions of macOS
The new macOS Majove introduces several new features, such as the new dark theme and the stacks. In addition to these functions – which certainly improve the user experience – the new operating system Apple also introduces another, nice, function: dynamic backgrounds.
You will be able to customize your work environment by changing the background of the desk that we will change depending on the time of day, wherever you are. This feature will make the Mac even better at different times of the day. But this wonderful function is no longer just a prerogative of macOS Majove. I’ll show you how you can get the dynamic desk even with previous versions of MacOS. Read on to find out how.
Steps to get the dynamic Mojave background on previous versions
Despite being presented by the Cupertino colossus as an exclusive function of the new Majove, it is possible to obtain the same type of background even in previous versions of macOS. Here’s how to proceed.
- First, download the Mojave background by clicking here;
- move the “mojave_dynamic” folder (without extracting the single images) into the “Images” folder of the Mac;
- Go to “Change desk background” by right clicking on the Desktop (alternatively, go to “Settings” and then “Desk and Screen Saver”);
- click on the “+” button, select the “mojave_dynamic” folder and click on the “choose” button. In this way all the images contained in the folder will be added automatically;
- at this point, all you have to do is set the photo that best suits the time you’re doing the operation (if it’s full day, the one representing the Mojave by day, in the evening the evening) and then select the ‘change image’ option by setting 1 hour as an interval.
The trick is simple but effective. Now the background will change automatically every hour. Of course, the change will not happen in a precise way depending on the time of day, but it is still an effect very similar to what you get with the latest version of the Apple operating system.
How to have the dynamic Mojave background on Windows 10
Do you have a Windows PC and would you like to have the dynamic Mojave background of the new version of macOS also on your computer? Here you are satisfied. With a small free application you can replicate this beautiful feature that will make your desktop more relaxing by changing the desktop wallpaper based on the time of day. Read on to find out how.
Steps to install the dynamic background on Windows 10
The first step is to download the WinDynamicDesktop application on the PC from the official page on GitHub. As you can see, there are two versions of the app. the portable one you can install on a pendrive ( WinDynamicDesktop.exe ) or the one to be installed on the PC ( WinDynamicDesktop_1.2.3_Setup.exe ).
If you use the version to be installed on your computer, the screen asking you to verify the reliability of the app may exit. Confirm quietly because it has already been verified. Then click on Run anyway.
During the installation procedure you will be asked if you want to start WinDynamicDesktop together with Windows. If the answer is yes, you will have to check the Start WinDynamicDesktop with Windows option.
At the end of the installation you will have to insert also the geographical position.
Now you will see that the desktop wallpaper will change immediately, becoming similar to the classic Mojave, changing depending on the time of day.
In Windows 10 Settings, remember to configure the system to automatically set the main color of the theme. This will allow us to fully enjoy the Mojave desktop experience.
Go to the Windows 10 settings and follow these steps: Customization -> Colors -> Choose the mode: Automatically select a main color of the background.
Enjoy now this small but suggestive change of the initial Windows screen. At the moment you can only use the image of the dunes, but on the developer’s website you will be able to discover how to diversify the initial image.
If you have installed MacOS Mojave on your Mac, in this guide you can find out how to get screenshots of the screen with all the new features provided as the direct sharing of the image, such as when you have to set Dark mode. The procedure is as follows:
How to Capture Screenshots On MacOS Mojave 10.14
Here is another guide with which you can learn how to use the Continuity Camera function in MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 to get immediately on the Mac a photo or a scan you’ve just done with the iPhone.
How Continuity Camera works in MacOS Mojave and iOS 12