[racket] Off topic: OS X desktop

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 2 15:51:07 EDT 2011

I sat down with Eli earlier and took a look at what was going on.
It's quite perplexing.  He did everything right to switch his
background, but no matter what he clicked, the actual background
wouldn't change.  Eventually, by changing resolution, he was able to
get it to a solid blue, but then he was apparently stuck with that
instead.  Our best guess was that OS X does not deal well with VNC
displays that have no corresponding physical monitor.

Eli, I forget, did you try the "Detect Displays" button at any point?
If you haven't, that might sync up the OS with the fact that a virtual
display is now connected, when it wasn't at boot-up.

Carl Eastlund

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> On my machine, the apple menu has a system preferences menu item which opens
> a window with a "desktop and screen saver" icon which has a "solid colors"
> thing to click on. Does that not wok for you?
> Robby
> On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> Sorry for the off-topic question, but does anyone have an idea why an
>> OS X machine refuses to change its desktop?
>> (Clicking any image doesn't do anything.  I always have that "Aurora"
>> which is colorful enough to make a VNC session painful.)
>> --
>>          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
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