Dynamic LoginWindowText

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mattiasvdm, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    So I've been searching and tweaking for two days now but no luck so far...

    Here is what I want:

    I have created a loginscript (loginhook) which runs some processes. These processes sometimes take a while. As the Apple support pages says: "Other login actions wait until the hook has completely executed." So sometimes a user has to wait a minute or two until he sees the desktop.

    What I want is that the loginhook somehow shows the user what it's doing. What I tried was writing the status to the LoginwindowText like this:
    Code:
    defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "the status of the loginhook"
    Unfortunately this doesn't work. Because these changes take effect after logout or reboot.

    Is there a way to "reload" the loginwindow or the com.apple.loginwindow.plist?

    If that's not possible is there an other way to somehow display custom text during login?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Still haven't found a solution. I have found some tools with similar options:

    iHook - a pretty old tool which doesn't seem to work on mountain lion

    Casper Suite - The Casper suite has jamfHelper.app which can display text during login or logout. But you need the whole suit.


    Any ideas how to display text during login?
     

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