How to Change Leopard's Boot up Picture

Don't like the default login background? Don't worry; you can change it!

Steps

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    Open the terminal, found in Applications> Utilities. Copy and paste this command: cd /System/Library/CoreServices
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    Type: sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg DefaultDesktop_org.jpg
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    Type: sudo cp /Path/to/picture/you/want/to/use/image.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg replacing Path/to/picture/you/want/to/use/image.jpg with your picture.
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    Know that now the terminal will ask for your password so type in the password you use to login with then press the enter key.
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    Choose your picture and rename it "DefaultDesktop" then drag it into /System/Library/CoreServices.
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    Log out.
    • You should now see the new login picture! If there are any problems, just retry the previous steps, making sure that there were no typos.

Warnings

  • In the terminal, a small mistype could lead to big problems, especially with sudo commands!

Things You'll Need

  • Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"!

Article Info

Categories: Mac