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Login Back is a application for changing the background of the login screen. Just drag a JPEG or a PNG and it is the background or open and choose a JPEG or a PNG.

What's New

Version 0.2:
  • Added sudo to the script to see if it fixed the problem with Mac OS X 10.5

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Fahad Javed Member IconComment+0
Fahad Javed
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It makes your computer incredibly slow and it takes ages to load up the login screen. Also does anyone know how to undo this slowness? and uninstall this application?

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Version 0.2
Mr. Gecko'S Media (Developer)
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This dose not install any thing. it only sets a preference in /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow called DesktopPicture. You can simply undo it by running

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture

in terminal

makai Member IconComment+18
makai
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Can't locate DefaultDesktop.jpg in Tiger, so I figure the above relates to Leopard only?

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Version 0.2
makai
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Duuh.. that was supposed a reply to a thread lower down, yet ended up here and I can't even seem to correct that -- oh well, I give up on this... anyways, the whole thing doesn't work under Tiger, it seems to sort of dislike the string set in loginwindow plist, and I also do not see which default desktop picture to change directly to get the desired effect --- nice idea though...

Mr. Gecko'S Media (Developer)
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the default desktop picture is located /Library/Desktop Pictures/Aqua Blue.jpg

Joel Mueller Member IconReview+119
Joel Mueller
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It works perfectly in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard now with the release of version 0.5.

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Version 0.2
stosh1985 Member IconComment+6
stosh1985
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If you want to fix your login screen after this application screws it up, run this at your terminal:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg

To change the background of the login screen, you can either alter the path above, or change the DefaultDesktop.jpg file.

Pax.

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Version 0.1
Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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so your saying i can fix this problem with that script?

stosh1985
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Not really a script, just a terminal command. But, yes, it should correct the changes that script made. It did for me.

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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so i guess i'll add sudo see if it helps to my script

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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as soon as 0.2 gets updated than it'll probably work

noway
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what should i write in the terminal so that i get back to my default background ?!? (im kinda newb with terminal so step by step would be appreciated...)

Joel Mueller Member IconComment+119
Joel Mueller
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Didn't work for me in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Logging out left a blue screen that hung for a while and then it finally gave up and showed the normal login background of blue.

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Version 0.1
Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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download this and run it and you background will be restored to the apple background. http://www.clanspawn.com/undo.app.zip

Graham Wynne Member IconComment+0
Graham Wynne
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Blue screen here on 10.4.9 - any ideas? cant find a site for any support or anything

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Version 0.1
carlosgp Member IconComment+0
carlosgp
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Same here. I have a plain blue screen too. Anybody knows how to solve this?

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Version 0.1
Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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It only works with a JPEG or a PNG

carlosgp
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Yes, I used several jpegs, but with no success.

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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run this program and it should return it to normal

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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http://www.clanspawn.com/undo.app.zip

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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if you want a background open login back with applications/applescript/script editor and save as application or run.

carlosgp
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Thank you, Mr. Gecko. Great support. Undo.app worked without problems.

Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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Your welcome.

bobyahoo Member IconComment+0
bobyahoo
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Didn't work for me in 10.5; it removed my custom login background image and left a plain blue screen. :-(

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Version 0.1
Mr. Gecko (Developer)
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It only works with jpg and png

truthhurts Member IconComment+415
truthhurts
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10.4 "or later", eh? I hope the author has accounted for the fact that 10.5 uses a completely different picture location (/System/Library/CoreServices/).

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Version 0.1
bpizzo
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Heres the blue screen fix for 10.5 users.

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop_org.jpg

If you want to change the background image simply COPY THE IMAGE you want to use TO THE PATH

/System/Library/CoreServices/IMAGENAME.JPG

Then enter terminal again and put the sudo again with the new image path

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture /System/Library/CoreServices/IMAGENAME.JPG

IT WORKS FOR ME

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Downloads 5,534
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Date 07 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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