I Have Problems Changing My Login Screen

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by judygsq, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. judygsq macrumors newbie

    judygsq

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    so I read that you can customise your login screen by saving the desired login screen wallpaper as com.apple.desktop.admin.png then move it to Macintosh HD > Library > Caches

    I'm supposed to be able to see my new login screen wallpaper when log out to log in again, but the old wallpaper is still there, though I have already deleted it.

    after giving up, a few log outs later, my desired wallpaper popped up. I got happy. then the next time I switch on my macbook, it's gone.

    so basically, the login screen wallpaper keep changing. but I only have one com.apple.desktop.admin.png file in that /caches folder.

    I don't know what's the problem. please help.

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to lock the login screen wallpaper otherwise the default login screen will re-appear.
    Here are the steps to change login screen and lock the file.

    Thanks goes to user: jimmyj3rd who posted this in the following thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20545092#post20545092

     
  3. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    I've always wondered if I could do this, but gave up after my first failed attempt. Would be nice if :apple: gave us a setting to change it
     
  4. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do it and it is pretty easy when you know how. Follow the instructions in my post above.
     
  5. judygsq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so now I wait for my desired wallpaper to show up and lock it after that?
     
  6. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    I did it straight after logging out, but I didn't have the issue you describe. You may have to try both methods and see if either works. Keep a copy of the original file if you like.

    Just a thought are you using an admin account or standard account? Also are you the only user logged in?
    I will run through the steps on my yosemite machine later, just to check that it is still working on the latest version.
     
  7. judygsq thread starter macrumors newbie

    judygsq

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    I'm using the admin account.
    and here's an update:
    it doesn't work, still.
    although the desired wallpaper does appear more frequent, but it keeps switching, from my desktop wallpaper to a dark brown solid colour wallpaper, then the desired one. and I locked it. it still keeps switching.
    is it because I'm using the admin account?
     

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