April 16, 2014

How To Change Login Screen Of Ubuntu Linux

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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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