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App Specs
File size:
3.52 MB
February 11, 2014
April 21, 2016

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Your desktop, like never before.

Make your desktop more interesting, and useful, with 6 themes: iTunes, Parallax, Video, Quartz, System and Time.
And one Widget for Notification Center Today view.

"Simple, functional, excellent."


"I Love it."

OS X Yosemite Ready.


1) iTunes: Shows the artwork of iTunes' current track as a wallpaper. Or a music video
  • Play a video that matches the current track, excellent for playing music videos.
  • Use the track's first artwork, a random one, the one that best matches the current display or all artworks changing every 20 seconds.
  • Activates automatically when music is playing.
  • Fullscreen mode available.

    2) Parallax: Give depth to your desktop by moving the cursor.
  • Uses the user desktop image or images.
  • Flip the x or y axis movement direction.

    3) Video: Play any video as your desktop wallpaper.
  • Express yourself with your own videos and live wallpapers
  • Add your own video loop to make it even better.
  • Add multiple files and play everything as a playlist.

    4) Quartz: Run any Quartz Composition as a wallpaper.
  • Make your own Quartz Compositions or download them.
  • Access to iTunes current track info.

    5) System: Monitor the CPU and Network usage.
  • Get a glance of your system from Notification Center with the included widget.
  • Set your own bandwidth speed limits or leave it as 0 for dynamic mode.
  • Set it as transparent for combining it with your Desktop Image.
  • Adjust the pointer speed and the update frequency.
  • Set the size and position that you like the most.
  • Measure your connection as bits or bytes.

    6) Time: Know the time from your Desktop.
  • Customise attributes like the Font, Size, Position, Color and Shadow.
  • Show or hide the day, month and seconds.

  • Supports Multiple Monitors with different preferences each.

  • You can even combine them. Set the System and Time themes to be present always, either when you are using or not other themes like iTunes, Parallax, Video or Quartz.

    We appreciate your comments. Let us know how we can help you.

  • What's New
  • Video Theme now supports Playlists and Streams.
  • System Theme includes a new mode.
  • New Shortcuts for main functions
  • Several Enhancements.

  • Backgrounds (com.jalu.backgrounds) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Backgrounds 1.45. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Backgrounds 1.51.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.9

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Lex Lopez. All rights reserved.