Login background does not change when I change desktop background

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by shafez, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. shafez macrumors member

    shafez

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    As the title says, Is there a fix for this, regards
     
  2. rishi.talreja macrumors newbie

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    That's by design. Imagine you had a raunchy wallpaper on a shared computer. Anyone can see it without even logging into your account.

    There's a way to change it though but you'd need to do it whenever you change your wallpaper:

    Go to /Library/Caches/ and replace or create a new file called "com.apple.desktop.admin.png" and restart.
     
  3. shafez thread starter macrumors member

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    Not true unfortunately, On a clean Mojave installation it changes with the desktop background, but after time macine restore it never change with desktop background
     
  4. rishi.talreja macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. Does the machine actually have multiple users? The behaviour might be different if there's only one. But regardless, changing the file from Caches should work nevertheless.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    I don't think you can change the login background. That's because all user files are protected (inaccessible) until you log in. It's a security measure.
     
  6. shafez thread starter macrumors member

    shafez

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    On a single user machine the Login Background changes when you change the desktop wallpaper on mojave fresh install and upgrade but not when you restore from time machine.
    On a Multi user machine Login Background changes when selecting the user ( and change for the user when they change the desktop wall paper ) and the effect seen before entering the password, that said it does not change when restoring from time machine.
    To fix this you need to re install mojave over the restored local machine backup. TESTED :)
     

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