You open your Mac, ready to start working or browsing the web. But you’re greeted with the same old grey, default Safari background.
That’s not the way you want to start your day.
You want to open your Safari browser and feel inspired by your background. You want to make your Mac your own. This is how to change the Safari background on Mac to a customized image of your choice.
- Customize your desired background image.
- Open the Safari browser on your computer.
- Click the Slider icon to open the Safari Start Page Settings.
- Check the “Background image” box and upload your image.
Step 1: Customize your desired background image.
If you’re going to be greeted with this Safari background every time you open your browser, you’ll want to set it as an image you know you’ll never get tired of. Explore your creativity by customizing an image online or upload your own photos of family and friends to set as your Safari background in your browser.
For my example, I want to create an image collage of my two cats. To do this, I’ll be using the free online editor, Kapwing.
I uploaded two photos onto my workspace and arranged them to fit a canvas sized at 16:9 aspect ratio. This is the standard size that I will be using as my Safari background. You can also choose to add text, stickers, or effects to your image to make it more personal to your liking.
Step 2: Open the Safari browser on your computer.
Launch Safari to open your starting page. Your browser should look like the picture below, if you haven’t made any changes the background before.
Step 3: Click the Slider icon to open the Safari Start Page Settings.
Open the Safari browser settings and information by clicking on the slider icon pictured below.
This will open up a selection of items you can add or remove from your Safari starting page. You’ll see the list ranges from your Favorites to your Reading List and Background Image.
Step 4: Check the “Background Image” box and upload your image.
Once you’ve checked the “Background Image” box, click the "+" button to open your Finder and upload the image you want to set as your Safari background.
Go through your folders to find your desired image. If you customized it earlier in Kapwing, your file would automatically be downloaded into your Downloads folder, unless you changed the location of it.
Safari Browser Background Shortcut:
If these steps felt too much, you can also change your Safari background in a quicker way. To do this, open the starting page to your Safari again. Then, right-click and select “Choose Background…”
This will open up your Finder for you to select which background image you want to use. Set the image you want as your background, and that’s all!
I hope this article helps you personalize your Safari background and browser so that you start your days and tasks with the right energy. You can find more ways to customize and edit images by visiting our Resources Library or YouTube channel. Stay updating with new image and video-editing features Kapwing launches by following @KapwingApp on Instagram or Twitter.
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