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Prettier Than Linen: Change The Login Screen Wallpaper In OS X Mavericks [OS X Tips]

Login Screen Wallpaper Mavericks

The login screen wallpaper in OS X Mavericks is a pretty boring dark gray linen picture, with the Apple logo in the center. Yawn.

Far better to put in your own image, thereby customizing the login screen for your very own purposes, am I right? It’s not too tricky to do so, though it does require replacing some system files and will get rid of the Apple logo image itself.

If you don’t mind replacing that Apple logo with a much larger image, thereby hiding the linen look but losing the Apple logo, then here’s how to do just that.

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Style Your Desktop Wallpaper With Login Screen Linen [OS X Tips]

Style Your Desktop Wallpaper With Login Screen Linen [OS X Tips]

Can’t get enough of the sweet Linen pattern from the OS X Lion login window? Want to make your Launchpad look even MORE like iOS with dark gray linen goodness? Well, today’s tip is just for you.

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Display System Info On The Login Screen Again [OS X Tips]

Display System Info On The Login Screen Again [OS X Tips]

It used to be that clicking on the computer name in the login window would give various bits of system information. Sadly, Mac OS X Lion has done away with this useful little feature. Lucky for us, though, there is a Terminal command that can bring back some of the same feature to Lion.

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Change Your Login Name To Something More Awesome [OS X Tips]

Change Your Login Name To Something More Awesome [OS X Tips]

This tip comes via OS X Daily, one of Cult of Mac’s favorite tips sites. Check them out for more great tips!

Ever wish your dull, boring first/last name combination username was just a bit more awesome? Yeah, so do we. Here’s a quick tip on how to change it, Captain Awesomepants.

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Customize Your Login Screen With A Cool New Wallpaper [OS X Tips]

Customize Your Login Screen With A Cool New Wallpaper [OS X Tips]

Yeah, that gray linen login screen looked cool when it first appeared in OS X Lion, but honestly? It’s gotten a bit bland. As is typical of Apple, of course, there’s no built in way to change it. We’ve found two ways, one that messes with the system files (you’ve been warned!) and one that uses a third party app to allow us all to have even more pictures of LOLcats on our computers. Or, you know, our kids or pets or something.

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