Can you change your log in photo

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  1. Davycrocket825 macrumors member

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    Is it possible to change your log in background picture ?
     
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Trying to remember. Is it when you go into contacts and edit your own contact picture?
     
  3. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    System Preferences > Users & Groups - choose a photo from your Library or drag/drop, copy/paste one into the Well.
     
  4. Davycrocket825 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry I meant the log in screen picture not my profile photo sorry for the confusion.
     
  5. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    Ah... you just replace the file, or use OnyX.
     
  6. Davycrocket825 thread starter macrumors member

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    How to change the file what is Onyx ?
     
  7. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    The easiest way is to use the app OnyX. It's under the Parameters section, then click on Login.
     
  8. Davycrocket825 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sounds complicated and I don’t want to make a error and then get stuck
     
  9. BenAigen, Apr 22, 2019
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    Is this what you want?

    Open System Preference and click on to and open Desktop & Screen Saver

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    Then choose whatever takes your fancy.
     
  10. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    It’s not complicated. You simply click a button in OnyX and then select the photo you want to be your login background.
     
  11. Davycrocket825 thread starter macrumors member

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    Downloaded Only for Mojave 10 .14 I opened only and I got a line of Onxy , maintenance Utilities files parameters I clicked on Onlxy nothing happened complicated I have removed it
     
  12. MacManiac76, Apr 25, 2019
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    Like I said above, after OnyX opens, click on the Parameters icon and then on Login. Couldn't be more simple.

    OnyX Login Background.png
     
  13. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    The background image for the login is the same as your desktop wallpaper.
     
  14. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    By default it is, but the whole point of this thread is to change it to something different than the current wallpaper.
     
  15. Davycrocket825, Apr 27, 2019
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    I downloaded Onxy again and clicked Parameters Login chose a new background picture not once but twice restarted my MacBook same back picture as before so It did’t change my choice of picture ! so sent Only to trash to remove it again !!!
     
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  17. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    It seams it doesn't change the login wallpaper if you have FileVault enabled and restart. It does however work if you are logged in and choose to just logout instead of restart. Do you have FileVault enabled by chance?
     

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