Loginox
Loginox 1.0.7b1
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Loginox is an application which lets you easily customize the login screen.

Use Loginox to change the login background image or the login logo with a single Drag-and-Drop.

If your Mac is password protected, the first screen you see after starting up is the login screen. This screen contains the default image of Mac OS X, which can get boring after a while.

Why navigate through all the folders on your hard disk? Drag a JPG or PNG image from anywhere and drop it into the main window of Loginox. A simple
What's New
Version 1.0.7b1:
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 - OS X 10.8.
  • Support for retina display.
This is a public-beta. Please feel free to contact us if you have any issues.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 13 Nov 2013
Dev and others looking to replace login screen - please have a look here - in case you haven't seen these instructions:

http://osxdaily.com/2013/11/04/change-login-screen-wallpaper-os-x-mavericks/

hoping to Loginox for Mavericks soon!!
[Version 1.0.7b1]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
I hope to see update for Mavericks - I hate Grey screens!
[Version 1.0.7b1]


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Perculsion reviewed on 04 Aug 2012
It will not work if FileVault is turned on. It worked fine without FileVault, but after I had encrypted the hard drive, the Login background, as well as the Login logo, were not showing.
[Version 1.0.7b1]


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Acuraice commented on 21 Jun 2012
simple free feature already included with onyx!!
[Version 1.0.6b6]

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Richard Dick Peters III replied on 08 Jul 2012
Wow, what an incredibly helpful "review". It's so fun when "reviewers" believe this section to be a forum where they can share their opinion with everyone, and not an actual review.

"What the crap?! That looks stupid, plus I already have the function in another app! Man I'm going to let everyone know how stupid this is! The internet should be glad I'm still around to tell them when I think something is stupid and is another app already, instead of actually reviewing the app...yeah!".
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Slippyd replied on 27 Jan 2013
@Richard: The primary reason I still use MacUpdate over the Mac App Store or dev sites directly is to scope out what people think of a particular app relative to similar apps. The “Similar Software” section above does part of this job, but I do highly appreciate user reviews weighing these factors.

While @Acuraice may have been a little snarky, it should also be clear that he/she isn't dismissing Loginox as inferior, only a subset of what Onyx offers. For me, this was very helpful; Onyx is already on my computer, so I'll try that first and come back if it doesn't meet my expectations.

It does also look like @Acuraice has a fairly negative score from dishing out critcism elsewhere. However, I believe those who are most critical are those who we have the most to learn from.
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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 15 May 2012
Doesn't work on unibody Mini running 10.7.4, 4GB RAM

when I drag my current desktop image (jpg) onto app, nothing happens - the image is not 'accepted' and the default linen background remains.

needs more work, but hope it sees success because I hate linen
[Version 1.0.6b5]


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Steven_Sky reviewed on 24 Mar 2012
Plain simple to use and it works.
[Version 1.0.5]


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Colette reviewed on 25 Aug 2011
Works great on 10.7.1 Lion now.

Loginox is an amazing application that will bring "joy" to your login screen by easily droppin your pictures.

Cool app, thanks guys!
[Version 1.0.5b3]


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Colette commented on 05 Aug 2011
The current version is not working on Lion.

The home page says they are working on a Lion version.

Keep it alive guys!!!
[Version 1.0.3b5]


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Lvdoc reviewed on 06 Jul 2011
What, are we all in petty mode today? This program does what it purports to do. It's features are sufficient for many of us. And, ya, it's ridiculous to even try to argue about the size of the program in this age of gigabytes and terabytes. Go find something genuinely worthy of picking on.
[Version 1.0.3b5]


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JCH2 reviewed on 06 Jul 2011
Yet another one function program for a function found in so many system tweaking packages out there. Even if free, its just not worth cluttering up a system with one more such utility. Most people don't change their login screen that often. It's a nice experiment for someone learning to program, so hopefully it will lead to something more sophisticated.
[Version 1.0.3b5]

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Llongley replied on 06 Jul 2011
I understand if you decide it is not a program you need but to be so concerned about others buying a program you have not even tried (for whatever reason) seems strange to me. Almost like those reviews that are so good they are over the top and you know the person has an interest in your buying the product (work for the designer, makes a profit on sales). Yours almost seems like a review from a competitor. It's the US and we are capitalist so everyone can and should bring their products to market…demand will determine the outcome unless an outside force chimes in to influence peoples opinion in a way that has nothing to do with how the product works.
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CNYMAC315 rated on 26 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0.6b6]



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Eric-Woehler rated on 21 Jun 2012

[Version 1.0.6b6]



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Pripyat rated on 16 May 2012

[Version 1.0.6b5]



ReCourses rated on 16 May 2012

[Version 1.0.6b5]



Dickerson rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0.5b3]


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Version Downloads:10,275
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:25 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Loginox is an application which lets you easily customize the login screen.

Use Loginox to change the login background image or the login logo with a single Drag-and-Drop.

If your Mac is password protected, the first screen you see after starting up is the login screen. This screen contains the default image of Mac OS X, which can get boring after a while.

Why navigate through all the folders on your hard disk? Drag a JPG or PNG image from anywhere and drop it into the main window of Loginox. A simple click on the Set new Login image button will change the login background image.

The login logo can be changed in the same way. Choose the tab Login logo and drop a JPG, TIF, PNG or PSD image into the New Login image frame. A simple click on the Set new Login logo button will change the login logo.

For switching back to the Mac OS X default login background image or login logo click on the Reset button in the corresponding tab.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard:
The image size of the default image is 2560 x 1600 and has a ratio 8/5. You can prepare your images with Sizerox (www.sizerox.com) to have the right dimension and ratio for your customized login screen.

OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion:
The image size of the login screen will be automatically adjusted. If the image ratio does not fit, the image will be cropped in the suitable size. However you can prepare your images with Sizerox (www.sizerox.com) to resize them for your customized login screen and logo.

Please note: The contrast of the login screen is set automatically by Mac OS X system. If your image has not enough contrast, the buttons at the bottom of the login screen are not clearly visible. In such cases, you may find another suitable image or edit the image and increase manualy its contrast.





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