How to replace the pink and purple login picture in Leopard

by Volker Weber

I could not take it anymore ...

cd /System/Library/CoreServices/
sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg.original
sudo cp /Library/Desktop\ Pictures/Aqua\ Blue.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg

Comments

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Konstantin Klein, 2007-11-07

Amen!!!!!!! What was Apple thinking with Leopard and those horrid backgrounds.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-11-07

Thank goodness. Best tip on leopard I've seen!

John Keys, 2007-11-07

Hehe, that's one of the things I did first. I like the possibility to change the dock picture as well - I use a black Dock from LeopardDocks.com now.

Martin Hiegl, 2007-11-07

Wow, love the LeopardDocks site... Thanks Martin.

Stuart McIntyre, 2007-11-07

Could you post a screenshot of said window for Windows users like me, so we've got something to laugh at for once?

(Who knows, maybe I'm the only one at this site :)

Frank L. Quednau, 2007-11-07

It's not a window, but a horrible wallpaper.

Volker Weber, 2007-11-07

Here is a blue version that anyone can use. :-)

Charles Robinson, 2007-11-07

thank you , this is awesome. ;-)

Marco Foellmer, 2007-11-07

Isn´t that an aurora?

Adalbert Duda, 2007-11-07

I concur that the login screen is too much.

But I must say that Leopard is really a lot more beautiful than Tiger. I found Tiger blurry on my 667 MHz TiBook, Leopard has made it shine again! Antialiased text is so much nicer now, and the black & white backdrops look sooo cool with the titanium frame!

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2007-11-09

Thanks. Just upgraded to Leopard, and this was nearly the first thing i did. If only there was a hack for this to disable the transparent menu bar...

Dirk Steins, 2007-11-16

@Dirk: There is. Check out this blog post on The Unofficial Apple Blog.

Rob McDonagh, 2007-11-16

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