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How do I change the login screen image? (NOT lock screen)


yogald

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#1
So I disabled the lock screen as it's just another unnecessary click to login, but what I want to be able to do is customise the background image of the login/ctrl+alt+del screen. I know you can change the "accent" colour but I don't want to use a solid colour. How do I go about this?
 

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#4
It sits quietly in the notification area and just uses ~10 MB RAM (0 cpu) on my 32 bit machine.

I'm sure there is manual way to do it, if you research or hack stuff, but this is surely the easiest.
 

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#6
It worked for me.

DisplayFusion uses the same installer for both the Free and the Pro version. If you don't enter a license key during the installation, you'll get an automatic 30-day trial of the Pro features.
The login window feature is enabled in the 30-day trial of the Pro version.
 

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It worked for me.

DisplayFusion uses the same installer for both the Free and the Pro version. If you don't enter a license key during the installation, you'll get an automatic 30-day trial of the Pro features.
The login window feature is enabled in the 30-day trial of the Pro version.
A picture of my Login screen:

SUNP0002.JPG
 

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#9
That's the lock screen, not the login screen, which, by the way, can be easily changed without third party software
That IS my login screen.
I logged out & took a picture of the screen.
 

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yogald

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#10
THIS is the login screen:
Login-Screen-640x480.jpg

This is the lock screen:
Lock-Screen.jpg

The lock screen does not display the username whilst the login screen does not display things like the date and time.
My lock screen is completely disabled leaving only the login screen. They are two different things.
 

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#11
We are talking about 2 different Login screens.

Here is the one I used & a movie:

screenshot_122.png

[video=youtube;qHCuUcX2b44]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qHCuUcX2b44[/video]

A failure to communicate clearly. :(
 

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yogald

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Except when you're in that screen, when you log back in, isn't there another screen that asks your password after that screen?
But like in that video, where you see it says "Signing out" with spinning dots on a plain background, that's what I was trying to change
 

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#13
Except when you're in that screen, when you log back in, isn't there another screen that asks your password after that screen?
But like in that video, where you see it says "Signing out" with spinning dots on a plain background, that's what I was trying to change
Yes, a password page comes next.
 

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So far we can't change anything but a solid color on the 'Logon' screen.
At least MS lets us us replace that hideous wheel of colors on 8.1 (they let us change the Seattle Needle on 8 too)
 

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yogald

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#15
Do you reckon there might be like a hack (maybe modifying Windows resource files) to allow us to add a proper picture to the login screen?
 

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mattman

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I used Stardock LogonStudio on Windows 7. It might work for 8.

It just changes the image and then you can uninstall the application if you want.
 

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