Mac OS X 10.7.4/ login screen

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  1. Buck1 macrumors member

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    How can I change the picture of background on loginscreen? On the:

    MAC OS X LION 10.7.4?

    To this time it was enabled by replacing image on resources folder. When I do that, it nothing change it:( After update from 10.7.3 to 10.7.4

    Have anybody some idea?

    thanks so much
     
  2. Calato macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here after the update

    I have the same problem ...:confused:
     
  3. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    May it be it seems that the picture of background will be stored in other place, but question is where?:)

    if somebody have any solution I will be very happy and as I see not only me:)

    thanks
     
  4. Mactasia macrumors member

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    Big mystery at the moment!

    I've searched the entire System folder for .png and .jpg, been through them all and can't see the image in use :confused:
     
  5. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    thats impossible! somewhere must be store isn't it?:D
     
  6. Calato macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X 10.7.4/ login screen

    I think it's just broken, and they (apple) need to fix it.
    :(
     
  7. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Try adding @2x to the end of the file name, so LogonBackground.png would become LogonBackground@2x.png.

    Not saying this will work, but its worth a try.
     
  8. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    nothing change... never mind...
     
  9. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I found out on other mac forum this respond:

     
  10. beatlemike macrumors newbie

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    Would be great...

    except the link to ArtTools is dead.

    Anyone got any way to encode the finished file that actually exists?
     
  11. beatlemike macrumors newbie

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    nevermind, it is working again. Must be a lot of people looking for it today.
     
  12. beatlemike macrumors newbie

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    Issue I see now is the decoded directory is full of PDFs not PNG files
     
  13. Buck1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I still cannot edit login screen, even through the my post before how to do it. Do anybody to this time successful edit login screen background?
     
  14. beatlemike macrumors newbie

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    Make sure your PNG is not flat. The image must be on a layer. So if you edit it in Photoshop, duplicate the layer and and delete the original layer, but do not flatten.

    I can make the image work, just can't get to mine lol
     
  15. Mactasia macrumors member

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    Mine is also full of pdf files :/
     
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    I've put together a little walkthrough on how to do this from scratch. Hope it helps.
     
  18. falco macrumors newbie

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    Great !!

    Before I test: have you tried a larger picture ?
     
  19. Mactasia macrumors member

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    No, I haven't yet. I've only tiled the image in my guide.

    I will as soon as I get a chance. If anyone else does try, let me know the results.
     
  20. falco, May 16, 2012
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    You can find another semi-solution (spoiling the apple-logo) here. Has the disadvantages that 1) the picture is not scaled to screen size, 2) some buttons (shutdown aso) can remain hidden in the back of the picture if the picture is too large, 3) the apple-logo is lost to be used in other circumstances.

    I now use a picture with a resolution of about 2/3 of my screen (use GraphicConverter->Picture->Resolution to adjust resolution) such that the buttons are still visible at the bottom on grey linnen tapestry.
     
  21. Mactasia macrumors member

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    I created a new image in Photoshop to the size of my resolution 1440x900. Saved as a PNG and put it back in the .bin file.

    It applied with no problems at the login screen ;)
     
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  24. bpace94, May 16, 2012
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    File location

    --Edit-- well i guess someone has already done it

    You can find the login background in the following place:

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/LoginUIKit.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/Log inUICore.framework/Versions/A/Resources

    Look for the file called "appleLinen.png" Replace this file with whatever background image you want to set, and rename your file appleLinen. You will need administrative rights to make this change, and should use a 1400×900 image for best results, although it will depend on your display size as well. The image should be in PNG format. Once you are done logout and it should work. I just tried it and it works fine
     

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