Basics? Move the Dock around. Re-arrange items in the Dock or the Finder’s Toolbar and sidebar. Set the screensaver to whatever image or style you like. And, change the Desktop wallpaper. Here’s yet another way to customize your Mac’s Desktop and it’s free.
What’s Behind The Windows?
The Mac’s main customization options lie in the System Preferences, Desktop & Screen Saver panel. Personal photos can be dropped into your Mac and used as the Desktop wallpaper, and the images can be displayed in random order, or every so many minutes or days.
So, if you want something unique to dress up your Mac’s Desktop, there’s the free app from Unsplash that brings thousands of HD photos to the screen. There’s not much to the app other than the basics.
You can set the wallpaper to display on all spaces, your Mac’s display, or connected displays. As with OS X’s options, Unsplash can update the wallpaper image every hour, every 12, 24, 168, 336 hours, or once a month.
The benefit to using a full screen wallpaper to dress up and customize your Mac experience a bit is how the background image shows through the Mac’s Menubar and Dock. I set mine to change once every hour.
Unsplash is a labor of love, more donationware than free software, but it’s easy to install and setup, and you get thousands of HD images you won’t find anywhere else.
Here’s my only kick against Desktop wallpaper images. They’re obscured by a dozen Mac app windows so if it were not for the Menubar and Dock backgrounds changing every hour, you’d never know there was a gorgeous HD photo behind them.