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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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bpizzo tipped on 16 Dec 2008
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/

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/NEWIMAGENAME.JPG

IT WORKS FOR ME
[Version 0.2]


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Fahad Javed commented on 19 May 2008
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?
[Version 0.2]

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Mr. Gecko'S Media (developer) replied on 04 Jul 2008
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
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makai commented on 07 Nov 2007
Can't locate DefaultDesktop.jpg in Tiger, so I figure the above relates to Leopard only?
[Version 0.2]

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makai replied on 07 Nov 2007
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...
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Mr. Gecko'S Media (developer) replied on 08 Nov 2007
the default desktop picture is located /Library/Desktop Pictures/Aqua Blue.jpg
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Joel Mueller reviewed on 07 Nov 2007
It works perfectly in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard now with the release of version 0.5.
[Version 0.2]


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Joel Mueller commented on 06 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 0.1]

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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 06 Nov 2007
download this and run it and you background will be restored to the apple background. http://www.clanspawn.com/undo.app.zip
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bobyahoo commented on 29 Oct 2007
Didn't work for me in 10.5; it removed my custom login background image and left a plain blue screen. :-(
[Version 0.1]

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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2007
It only works with jpg and png
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truthhurts commented on 29 Oct 2007
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/).
[Version 0.1]

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bpizzo commented on 16 Dec 2008
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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stosh1985 had trouble on 06 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 0.1]

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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 07 Nov 2007
so your saying i can fix this problem with that script?
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stosh1985 commented on 07 Nov 2007
Not really a script, just a terminal command. But, yes, it should correct the changes that script made. It did for me.
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 07 Nov 2007
so i guess i'll add sudo see if it helps to my script
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 07 Nov 2007
as soon as 0.2 gets updated than it'll probably work
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noway commented on 08 Nov 2007
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...)
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Graham Wynne had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
Blue screen here on 10.4.9 - any ideas? cant find a site for any support or anything
[Version 0.1]


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carlosgp had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
Same here. I have a plain blue screen too. Anybody knows how to solve this?
[Version 0.1]

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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2007
It only works with a JPEG or a PNG
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carlosgp commented on 30 Oct 2007
Yes, I used several jpegs, but with no success.
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2007
run this program and it should return it to normal
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2007
http://www.clanspawn.com/undo.app.zip
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2007
if you want a background open login back with applications/applescript/script editor and save as application or run.
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carlosgp commented on 31 Oct 2007
Thank you, Mr. Gecko. Great support. Undo.app worked without problems.
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Mr. Gecko (developer) replied on 31 Oct 2007
Your welcome.
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Downloads:5,523
Version Downloads:5,034
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:07 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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