Cus­tomise the lo­gin win­dow

Mac Format - - POWER UP YOSEMITE! -

1 In­stall Deeper

Cus­tomis­ing OS X’s Lo­gin win­dow is one of the coolest things you can do to per­son­alise your Mac. The de­fault im­age is your desk­top wall­pa­per with a blur ef­fect, but it’s re­ally just a file called com.ap­ple.desk­top. ad­min.png tucked away in /Li­brary/Caches which you can man­u­ally re­place, though it’s a lot eas­ier to use Deeper (ti­ta­nium.free.fr).

2 Change the back­ground

Open Deeper and click the Lo­gin icon in its tool­bar. Click the Se­lect but­ton next to Back­ground, browse to the file you want to use in place of your desk­top back­ground and se­lect it. Click Choose and it will be for­mat­ted to the cor­rect di­men­sions (1920x1080 pix­els) and saved in the cor­rect place for OS X to use.

3 Add a cus­tom mes­sage

You can also add per­son­alised text to ap­pear above the Lo­gin win­dow’s Sleep, Restart and Shut Down but­tons. Se­lect ‘Show mes­sage in the lo­gin win­dow’ op­tion and en­ter your mes­sage in the text box be­low that. Click Ap­ply. Now choose > Log Out… to view your cus­tomised lo­gin im­age and mes­sage.

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