Software :: Change Login Background / Reset The Original Background?
Jul 7, 2009
I have a Macbook Pro and I have been recently changing around my backgrounds including my login background. However, when I changed my background via command in the terminal by switching the defaultdesktop.jpg with another picture in the CoreServices folder, My picture does not show up on the login screen instead it is just a plain blue screen. Is there anyway to restore the original login background settings?because I actually found a program "loginox" that easily changes the login picture however, it will not open because it says I have changed the original background photo.
So there was a power outage in my house while I was using my iMac, so it switched off. Now that I have power, when I try to turn my iMac on, nothing happens. I've made sure it's plugged in properly, and still no luck. What's wrong with it? Do i need to take it to an Apple store?
I cant figure out how to change the background color of it in candybar. I'm sick of the standard grey mac color.When I'm in candybar I go to the dock section-->view-->dock-->preview background..the options under preview background are greyed out. Also when I am in the dock section-->view-->background-->change color. I try changing the color but it doesn't change. Am I doing something wrong..or what?
Recently I got a new MacBook Pro. I updated it to the latest version of lion. Whenever I wanted to change my desktop background, it would change immediately no problem but once I shut down or restarted my mac, it would revert back to the original background. Somewhere I read that by deleting com.apple.desktop.plist this problem could be solved. I did that and bingo it solved the problem! But since I am a newbie i would like to know is it fine to do so and what (if any) effects it could have on my mac?
I've been using a custom login background tile by the usual method; replacing NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png in System-->Library-->Frameworks-->AppKit.framework-->Versions-->C-->Resources. After the 10.7.4 update, my custom tile is still in the correct place, but the system is displaying the stock login .
Info: Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 8 x 2.8 GHz 10 GB RAM, Radeon 4870
I've just done an Apple software upgrade & its changed the colour of the background on "log in" boxes for all the sites I now visit via my isp?The background colour is now black - which makes it impossible to see what you have typed.
Macbook Pro 13" (2011) Upon startup, displays a grey screen, then after a few seconds, the logon screen, I would logon, then it would show the Apple White boot screen, then it would ask me to log on again (sometimes)
i just got a mac recently and i found out how to have my background change automatically with the preloaded backgrounds such as the nature ones. is there a way that i can just select certain pictures from the list so it only displays ones that i like on my background?
I've a mac mini, with two 24" Cinema Led displays. One display is connected directly to the mac mini (main screen) and one display is connected through a DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort Converter from Athlona (secondary screen). Yesterday I rebooted the machine and since the reboot I cannot change my main screens desktop background. I tried every solution from several fora on the net, but did not succeed to change it. I only have a solid gray colored background. Normally, when you select a wallpaper, it instantly changes the background. Now it doesn't. You can see it change in the "Desktop & Screensaver" menu, but nothing happens in real. Changing the background of the secondary screen is no problem. When I restart the machine, you can see that the solid gray colored background goes away and the original chosen wallpaper appears, but then closes because I restarted the system. On start-up of the system, you can see the original chosen wallpaper again for a few seconds, while the machine starts applications to open at login, and then suddenly changes again into the solid gray colored background.
Whenever I try to right click on the desktop and click "change desktop background" it just plays the error sound. And theres no longer an option for it in system preferences. The only way I can change it is if I select an image from the internet, and right click on it, and select "set as.."
I have gone to Desktop through System Preferences and then followed obvious suggestions and selected another desktop background, eg Beach but the background does not change. There is no Apply button or OK but it just doesnt change.
When I try to select a new image (from existing apple folder) or if I want to randomize the desktop so it changes images every minute etc, nothing happens. My laptop is quite new and everything is alwasy up-to-date and clean...
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.2GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM
If I change the desktop background in the interval of every one minute, will it have a impact on battery life? I notice there's even an option for every 5 seconds. Surely, Apple must feel confident in the battery life of the MBP if there is such an option. I like seeing a new image every so often, but don't want to sacrifice too much battery. What do you feel is the best setting? Every 5 minutes? 15 min? 30 min? 1 hour?
I want to be able to change my projectors default background while using my mac book pro. Currently it is showing Apple's signature background. I would like to change it to a plain black background so that when I disengage mirroring the screen the audience sees will go black; thus allowing me to make any necessary changes/switch programs and then engage mirroring.
I am unable to change my desktop background. I can select whatever picture I want as the background in system preferences, but it won't actually change the background. Tried updating and restarting, did not work. Would there be any files or settings I have interfering with this?
I want to change the effect of the background of launchpad. I know it is somehow possible... But I don't know how again. I found some websites and they told me to press Command + B, but that does not work for me!
And if you know how: Is it also possible to change the folder background of Launchpad?
How do we change the background on the mission control screen? I don't want to download some wackadoo program. Apple is a visual company, and they know we would want to do this. There must be a way....