RandomBackground 1.4.4 for Mac OS X


Last Update : 10/10/2001, Current Version : 1.4.4

Thanks to Dan Cragan who helps me to correct this text.

Description: RandomBackground is software under the GNU Public Licence, thus free. It is very simple. It changes your desktop pictures at each login, getting the pictures from a chosen directory or on the internet from www.macdekstops.com. If you're a developer, you can download the source code here.

Requirement: Any computer that can run Mac OS X 10.0 through Mac OS X 10.1


Go to Download and download RandomBackground.

Move the RandomBackground folder to your Applications folder.

Open RandomBackground-Settings in the RandomBackground folder. A window appears. Click on the 'set' button. Choose the folder where your desktop pictures are. You can find some on the website:

Then open the 'System Preferences' Application. Open the Apple Menu. Select 'System Preferences'. Select the Login button (the one with a blue button and a house), select the login items pane and add the RandomBackground Application (not RandomBackground-Settings). Logout from your current user and login as the same user. See if it is working. If the picture didn't change, log in and out again. If you have the same picture, make sure you have one or more pictures in the chosen folder.

Notice that you can see the state of the RandomBackground App by opening the Console App.

Contact the current author if you have any suggestions or questions by sending an email to the current engineering team:

Pierre d'Herbemont
Administrative contact

Ben Woodward

Ryan Walker

I need a better Icon for the App. If you think you have the one, send an email.

GNU Public licence :

Copyright (C) 2001 'RandomBackground for Mac OS X' Pierre d'Herbemont

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.