How to add Your Calendar to your Mac background

Google Calendar as Desktop Wallpaper
  1. Install the DejaDesktop Software
  2. Connect to iCal, Outlook or Google
  3. Select size and day view options
  4. Click Show

It will update automatically every day, even if you don't log into Google!

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Month View

Show one calendar or multiple calendars from Google. Every day it sets the correct date without logging into Google. Automatic updates from the web.

Day View

Show up to four days. All your appointments for today. A setting controls the start end end time to show.

Tomorrow, it will automatically show instantly on your desktop, no need to open your browser.


Optionally show your task list, and selected contacts. It makes it easy to have a few phone numbers right there at your desk.

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Installing DejaDesktop

After you have downloaded DejaDesktop for Mac:

Double Click the .dmg file.
Drag the DejaDesktop Icon to the Applications Folder.

Once installed, to open DejaDesktop you can select Finder and choose the Applications folder or click Search icon in the top right and enter "DejaDesktop".

DejaDesktop for Mac Main Window

Main Options

Data Source: Select the source of the data you want you update on your desktop. Choose between DejaCloud, Google, Outlook, or Mac Apps.
Contacts: Enable this if you want contacts to display.
Day View: Enable this if you want a day view of the calendar to display. You can set 1-5 days to display into the future.
Month View: Enable this if you want a month view of the calendar to display. You can select from 0-6 months ahead and/or behind to display mini calendars. Tasks: Enable this if you want tasks to display. Notes: Enable this if you want notes to display. Size: Use this slider to set the Desktop Calendar size.

DejaDesktop for Mac Overview


Select "Choose Image" to select background desktop you want to use.
Select the image you want to use as your Desktop image.
Select Open.
Click Ok, then choose "Show" to update the background image.

DejaDesktop for Mac Overview

Auto Sync Options

Open DejaDesktop and Select Settings.
Select the Update Tab and choose the Update Interval.

Automatic (once a minute)
Every 15 minutes
Every 30 minutes
Every hour
Every hour hours

DejaDesktop for Mac Outlook

Data Source Settings - Outlook

Select "Outlook" as your Data Source
Select "Settings" and choose the Outlook Folders Tab.
Select the folders from Outlook you wish to update on your Desktop image
Select the filters, if applicable, to only update the Desktop image with the filtered data

DejaDesktop for Mac Google

Data Source Settings - Google

  1. Select "Google as your Data Source
  2. Select "Google Settings"
  3. Select follow the prompts to authorize DejaDesktop with your Google account
  4. Select the google calendars you wish to display.
  5. Select OK
DejaDesktop for Mac DejaCloud

Data Source Settings - DejaCloud

Select "DejaCloud as your Data Source
Select "DejaCloud Settings"
Select eneter your DejaCloud login credentials.
Select OK

DejaDesktop for Mac Overview

Uninstalling DejaDesktop for Mac

You can remove DejaDesktop for Mac by moving the DejaDesktop program in the Applications folder to the Trash.

Before uninstalling, to reset the Mac to the original Desktop background image:

  • Open DejaDesktop for Mac
  • Click Hide

This will restore the original background image and you can delete DejaDesktop.

If You Already Uninstalled

If you have already uninstalled DDM, you can manually reset the Mac Desktop Background image to the original image using the Mac Settings:

  • Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences.
  • Click Desktop & Screen Saver.
  • From the Desktop pane, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right to change your desktop picture.
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