How to Make Your Mac Finder Black

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How to Make Your Mac Finder Black
You can set the background of Finder windows to a colour of your choice. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When using an Apple desktop or laptop that is running the Mac OS X operating system, you navigate the folders and files on your hard drive using an application called the Finder. By default, all Finder windows are displayed as icons on a white background. However, you can customise certain colour settings in the Finder's preferences and change the background colour of Finder windows to black.

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Things you need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later

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  1. 1

    Open a new Finder window by clicking on the "Finder" icon at the bottom of the screen.

  2. 2

    Go to "View" in the top menu bar and choose "Show View Options."

  3. 3

    Select the "Color" radio button in the section of the window labelled "Background."

  4. 4

    Click once on the white square that appears next to the "Color" radio button.

  5. 5

    Highlight "Black" in the colour palette window.

  6. 6

    Click on the red X button in the upper-left corner of the colour palette window to save the settings and make the background of your Mac's Finder black.

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