Sometimes when I wake my MBP from sleep, the login wallpaper is different. Why?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BenLeong, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. BenLeong macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    So, sometimes after I open up my MBP and wake it from sleep, the login screen has an all-grey wallpaper. Sometimes it has the mesh-fabric style wallpaper. And sometimes it has the stock Milky Way image for the wallpaper.

    Anyone experience the same thing?

    I really dislike the Milky Way image for a wallpaper and would like to set it to not be that, but can't find where to change wallpapers other than for the desktop.

    Any help would be great.
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    If your logged in, it should show a dim copy of your current wallpaper. Otherwise it shows a grayish iOS style mesh background.

    It sounds like you have a bug.
  3. fisherking, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

    fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    there is the wallpaper set for your login screen, but i see that sometimes it uses the DefaultDesktop.jpg (in System/Library/CoreServices).

    i just changed that to the image i wanted (be SURE to set it at your screen size and 72dpi), and am now seeing only what i WANT to see...
  4. BenLeong thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Kind of frustrating that I have to go in and change it like that just to get it working properly. I'll give it a try, though.

    Also, as far as it using a dimmer version of my desktop wallpaper, my desktop is just the color white. So why it occasionally/randomly uses the Milky Way for login after sleep is anyone's guess...?

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