Can I screenshot my login window?

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  1. winks360 macrumors member

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    I really like the login screen with the woven gray strands with the apple logo imprinted in it, and I would love to use this as my desktop background, even if it has my user icon and name there.

    Can some how take a screenshot of my login window? Or is there a way to find the file of that background to use as my desktop background?

    Thanks for any help! ;)
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Here is the location of the png file
    The file is called NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png, and the path to get to it is:

    /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/Resources.


    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110704005342103
     
  3. winks360 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks a million!!! now if I can just find the one with the apple impress on it :)
     
  4. Serpent12 macrumors newbie

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    you can try doing it in photoshop.. i can't seem to find the Apple anywhere on my HD..
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor
    Is that the file? That one looks like it but it's way too small to use for a background
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    The png file is meant to be tiled, not an actual representation of the full screen size.
     
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    Oh haha thanks. Looks much better now
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Welcome.
     
  9. winks360 thread starter macrumors member

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    Idea

    Does anyone know how I can hack that background into Pages for when I am working in fullscreen mode?
    I think that the pitch black background against a pure white page is a bit harsh, so I made the background a gray like color, but thought it would look even better with the gray linen background.

    Thanks:D
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Right click on Pages app, show package contents and look around, I'm sure you can find it. If not play around in /System/Library/CoreServices maybe.
     
  11. winks360 thread starter macrumors member

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    I looked around in there, but not sure exactly what I am looking for:confused:
     
  12. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I would look for png files that were titled to give a clue. For example NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor, is a clue that it is/was the log in window pattern. If the title of the png file was background_color.png, and it was located in the Pages app then that would be a clue, but since it is probably system wide, I would look in the system files.
    I have no clue where to look, I'm just guessing.
     

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