April 16, 2014

How To Change Login Screen Of Ubuntu Linux


Change is something which everyone in this world wants, lets start it with Ubuntu Linux’s login screen. Well it’s very guys, call it a level 1 stuff. By using the method below you can customizeĀ  almost every aspect of your login screen.

Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Open a command line window

Step 2: Put this sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow command in that window

Step 3: Now you’ll have to log-out, you’ll see a “Appearance Preferences ” window

Step 4: Go ahead and play around with it, change the theme, background, mouse cursor, and icons whatever you like and the way you like

Step 5: After customizing everything log-in again and put thisĀ  command to prevent the Appearance window from opening at the GDM screen every time

sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop

And that was it!! You can play around with colors and download some extra themes.

Update: There’s also an easy way to do change your login screen but you’ll have to install a tweak for that. Enter the following commands in a terminal window to get it installed

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

You can find Ubuntu Tweak in the Applications > System Tools menu

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