How to Fix Your Mac's Gray Desktop Background Image Issue

How to Fix Your Mac's Gray Desktop Background Image Issue

  • by Zach (191)
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I hooked up my external monitor today and found that its desktop background had been replacement by a grey image. I tried going into System Preferences and setting the background image again but it remained grey. Here's how to fix the problem when it occurs.

1

Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

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killall Dock

This command will restore your background image.