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How to change login background wallpaper (SOLVED)
« on: September 19, 2016, 10:52:21 am »
Dear peppermint developers,

I would like to start by saying I've been checking out a linux distro every 2-3 years, but whichever one I tried, it was just too rough around the edges and I just couldn't muster the enthusiasm to get into it and make stuff work, since my line of work is very distant from programming. This time, I really think you nailed it guys... Truth be told, I haven't switched to another OS in about a month now and perhaps I won't. However, I am still a complete noob when it comes to using terminal...

Anyway, the problem:
the default login screen is fugly and the way it switches to my desktop wallpaper is even more so. Ideally, I would like the login screen to be the same as my chosen desktop wallpaper, which I keep in my "pictures" folder.

I know it may seem silly, and a purely cosmetic issue, but it goes a long way in terms of building a positive user experience.
Thank you!

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System:    Host: merlin Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: HP (portable) product: HP Pavilion Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
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           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
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How to change login background wallpaper
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 10:52:21 am »
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Re: How to change login background wallpaper
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 12:19:27 pm »
Hi JimmyTango, welcome to the Peppermint Forum.  Many thanks for your kind words  ;)

To change the greeting screen is nice and easy  :).  Navigate to: menu > System Tools > LightDM GTK+ Greeter settings.  In the small window, enter your user password and click on: OK.  Under the Appearance tab,  select Image and click in the box to the right of it.  In the new window, navigate to where your images are stored.  Select the images you want to use and click on Open.  Click on Save and reboot.  Your new greeter image should now show.  I hope this helps  ;).
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Re: How to change login background wallpaper
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 05:20:48 am »
Yiipeeeee! Worked perfectly! Thank you so much! :D

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Re: How to change login background wallpaper
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 04:37:33 pm »
Yiipeeeee! Worked perfectly! Thank you so much! :D
It's my pleasure, I'm glad you've it the way you like :).  Many thanks for marking the topic as, [SOLVED]  ;).
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