Make Waves

Desktop wallpaper
Making Waves wallpaper
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Dolphin wallpaper
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Whale wallpaper
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Follow the instructions below to install your new wallpaper.

For Windows

  1. Save a wallpaper file using one of the links above. If your browser opens another window and displays the image there, select File/Save As from the browser menu bar. If a small dialogue box opens, click Save File.
  2. Save it in your \Windows directory (or your \Winnt directory for Windows NT users).
  3. Open your Control Panel.
  4. Select the Display option, Background tab.
  5. Select your new wallpaper from the list of Wallpaper files.
  6. Select the Display: Center option.
  7. Click OK to close the Control Panel.

TIP: If your desktop color and color behind your shortcut labels clashes with the background color of the new calendar wallpaper, you can change it. Open your Control Panel, select the Display option, select the Appearance tab, select the Item: Desktop. Then from the Color menu pick any color you like. Finally, click OK to close the Control Panel.

For the Macintosh

    If you use Operating System 8 or higher:
  1. Click on one of the links above to open a wallpaper image.
  2. Put your cursor over the image and select Save this Image as... from the pop-up menu, saving the image on your hard drive.
  3. Open your Control Panel and select Appearance or Desktop Pictures
  4. Click on Select Picture button (if you already have a picture, click on Remove Picture first), then locate your new wallpaper image.
  5. Click Set Desktop and close the Control Panel.
    If you use Operating System 7 or lower:
  1. Click on one of the links above to open a wallpaper image.
  2. Put your cursor over the image and select Save this Image as... from the pop-up menu, saving the image on your hard drive.
  3. Find and open your new wallpaper file with Simple Text, a paint program or an image processing program such as Photoshop.
  4. Select the entire picture and copy it to the clipboard.
  5. Open your Control Panel and select Desktop Patterns then scroll to an existing desktop pattern you don't mind losing.
  6. Select Paste from the Edit menu.
  7. Click on the Set Desktop Pattern button and close the window.

NOTE: Only Macintosh Operating System 8 or higher displays our wallpaper as designed -- a single, full-screen image. Earlier operating systems display it as a small repeating pattern.

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