17057 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2009 6:23 PM by Recycleur
Go here and check out the bottom right side of the page.
Use their e-mail to ask if their images are Mac OS X friendly and if so which Mac OS X version.
Please click My Settings right side of this page and tell us which Mac OS X your MacBook is running.
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You can Control-click (right-click in PC parlance) on the background you want, select Inspect Element, click on the disclosure triangle for Images on the left. Scroll through the list of various images listed there until you see the one you want (they will be small, so you may have to click on a few to display it at full size on the right-hand side of the window until you find the right one).
Once you find the right one, Copy (Command-C) on the thumbnail image from the list, then go to Window > Downloads and paste (Command-V) the link there (the image will download immediately).
Yes, it's a bit more convoluted than what you're used to on the PC, but it gives you much more control over what you download.
Here is some more info:
when i RT click the options are:
open image in new window
open image in new tab
save image to downloads
save image as
add image to Iphoto
use image as desktop picture
copy image address
when I LF click there are the options
open in dashboard
save page as
everthing is fine except it wont just save the background it saves the twitter example page too. hope this helps. alexandra.
If you Left-clicked on the actual background you want to save, you should see Inspect Element right after the Print Page… option. Do you not see that, even if you Control-click?
If you don't have your Develop menu enabled, do that first by going to Preferences > Advanced and check the box to enable it. Then go back and try Control-click again.
Thankyou Golden shoes. I never found the inspect element, but i put the develop on the menu bar. I tried to save in firefox and it has an option that you can view the background and i did save that. so for now i am happy. it will only save in my main picture file but that is ok. thanks for all you help. alexandra.
Another way to download any element of a web page in Safari is through the Activity window (from the Window menu).
Find the element you want (in the case of a Twitter background scan the beginning of the lines and look for http://www.twitrbackgrounds.com, followed by the name of the file that has .jpg extension), then option-double-click on the item. It will be downloaded to your downloads folder.
The same technique can be used to download YouTube clips or any other type of file from any site.