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Changing the wallpaper on all spaces and screens.


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Hi!

 

I'm trying to create a workflow that would toggle dark mode and change the wallpapers on all my screens and their spaces accordingly.

 

The workflow looks like this: 

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The Apple scripts that run in the end looks like this:

 

on run
    tell application "System Events" to tell every desktop to set picture to POSIX file "/System/Library/Desktop Pictures/Pro Black.heic"
end run

 

The problem I'm having is although the wallpapers change on both screens, they don't on their hidden spaces.

 

I was wondering if anybody found a solution?

 

I'm running Alfred 5.5 [2257] on MacOS Sonoma 14.5.

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Welcome @Simon Bernard,

 

I looked into it years ago as I was trying to build interesting wallpaper interactions. Long story short, you can’t. There’s no API for that. It’s certainly possible that I missed something back then or that Apple has changed something, but that’s highly unlikely. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but on the positive side you won’t have to bang your head incessantly like I did, or at least you can manage expectations if you decide to keep looking.

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