Every major version of
Mac OS X macOS has come with a new default wallpaper. As you can see, I have collected them all here.
Download Theme to Transform Windows 7 into Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Last updated on July 24, 2010 by VG. If you are a Windows 7 user but love Mac OS X Leopard look, here is something interesting for you. Our friend 'giannisgx89' @ DA has created an excellent theme for Windows 7 which makes your Windows 7 look-like Mac OS X Snow Leopard as shown in following screenshot. Candy, the theme that turned Windows XP into an “Apple Edition” In the middle of the war between Microsoft and Apple, the Windows company developed a theme, called “Candy”, which almost perfectly imitated the “Aqua” theme characteristic of Mac OS X. Although there are many details to be debugged on this topic, there are many.
While great in their day, the early wallpapers are now quite small in the world of 5K displays.
Major props to the world-class designer who does all the art of Relay FM, the mysterious @forgottentowel, for upscaling some of these for modern screens.
If you want to see detailed screenshots of every release of OS X, click here.
10.0 Cheetah & 10.1 Puma
The first two releases of Mac OS X shared the same wallpaper. The sweeping blue arcs and curves helped set the tone of the new Aqua interface.
Jaguar took the same Aqua-inspired theme but added some depth and motion to things. In my head, the trails streaking across the screen were from a set of comets.
While Panther inflicted Macs everywhere with Brushed Metal, its wallpaper stayed on brand, refreshing the original 10.0 image.
Apple Mac Os X Leopard Theme For Xp 64-bit
Many consider Tiger to be the best “classic” version of Mac OS X. While that may or may not be true, it has my favorite Aqua-inspired wallpaper.
Complete with a revised, unified user interface and shiny new Dock, 10.5 broke the Aqua mold. As such, Leopard was the first version of OS X to break from the Aqua-themed wallpaper. It ushered in the “space era” of OS X wallpapers, which was used heavily in the new Time Machine interface as well.
10.6 Snow Leopard
The “no new features” mantra for Snow Leopard didn’t ban a new wallpaper, thankfully. This starscape is still one of my favorites.
Lion kept up the space theme, this time showing off the Andromeda galaxy. The space nerd in me likes the idea, but the execution of this one leaves dead-last on my list of favorites.
10.8 Mountain Lion
Just like Snow Leopard before it, with Mountain Lion, Apple opted to clean up and revise the existing theme as opposed to changing directions for what would be a less-impactful release of OS X.
Mavericks marked the beginning of Apple’s “California location” naming scheme for Mac releases. The wave depicted looks as intimidating as the ones in the famous surfing location.
Yosemite brought another UI refresh to the Mac, making things flatter and more modern. The wallpaper ushered in a new era based on … well … mountains.
10.11 El Capitan
Named after a breathtaking spot in Yosemite National Park, El Capitan was a clean-up year after 10.10.
10.13 High Sierra
Even more mountains.
No more mountains! Mojave brought a new system-wide Dark Mode, and the OS shipped with two versions of its default wallpaper to match. Users could even have macOS slowly fade between the two background images over the course of the day.
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macOS Catalina brought big changes to the Mac, including the ability to run iPad apps natively, opening the platform up to a much larger number of developers than ever before. Catalina shipped with multiple variants of its default wallpaper, and the ability to shift between them as time progresses throughout the day:
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macOS Big Sur
This version of macOS is such a big deal, Apple changed the version number to 11.0. It will be the OS that brings support for Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and features a brand new design.
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Although Windows has dominated the operating system market for many years already, there is still quite a number of people that prefers Mac over Windows because of advantages such as stability, lack of virus, secure because it is built from Unix and of course the Mac itself looks beautiful. The operating system known as OS X has always looked awesome too and when Windows Vista was released, you would have heard numerous times that a lot of the newer Windows interface is copied from Mac OS X. Unfortunately you cannot just download and install Mac OS X on a non-Apple PC unless you are willing to use some of the hacks that can be found on the Internet.
One of the best and easiest way to have a feel of the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion on a non-apple computer is to simply install a theme. This way you can still be familiar with the computer usage as it is still Windows except the interface resembles Mac OS X Mountain Lion.The Mountain Lion Skin Pack is probably the best theme to transform your Windows XP, Windows 7 and even the latest Windows 8 to Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Instead of just changing the Windows color, sound, screen saver and wallpaper like what most of other themes do, this skin pack comes with 3rd party utilities to emulate the unique features found only in Mac OS X.
The installation of this skin pack is really easy as everything is automated including the patching of uxtheme.dll in order to use 3rd party visual style. Simply download the installer, run it and restart your computer when setup has completed. One thing you should take of during installation is to uncheck all 3 boxes when it asks to install IncrediBar which is not needed for this Mountain Lion Skin Pack to work.
The Skin Pack Menu automatically runs whenever Windows is booted up. The menu allows you to refresh icon cache, reload the skin pack if you’ve accidentally uninstalled some of the required utilities and uninstall the skin pack by clicking on the icons. Generally this menu is not needed during startup and can be disabled from automatically launching by deleting the SkinPackMenu shortcut from the Startup folder in Start Menu.
Although this Mountain Lion Skin Pack is so far the most complete theme, but do take note that it loads an additional 10 processes which requires additional memory usage and more time to bootup. After uninstalling the theme, the Taskbar will end up at the top instead of bottom. To move it down, simply right click on the Taskbar, select “Lock the taskbar” to uncheck the option and drag it bottom of the screen.
Download Mountain Lion Skin Pack
If you prefer a more stable Mac OS X Mountain Lion theme that doesn’t install third party programs and simply changes the background, color, cursor and sound, here is one created by djeos546 that works only in Windows 7. Installation is really easy and fast. After downloading the archive file, extract it and run OSX Mountain Lion.themepack file. You will notice that the changes takes effect immediately without require to restart your computer.
As you can see from the screenshot above, there is no Finder bar, Dock and effects. It’s just a plain and simple theme that resembles Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Download OSX Mountain Lion Theme by djeos546
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works perfectly fine.. thanks..Reply
This is by far the best Mac OSX theme and it is only one click install!!Reply
It works perfectly for me
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Looks pretty nice.Reply