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Hacking the Mac OS X Login Window

If you download the latest copy of Cocktail you’ll note that it allows you to change the text of the login window. A nifty feature to be sure (in the olden days you had to invoke the command line, summon pico and muck about to get everything just right) but just not enough for those who want a truly customized login Window (and who wouldn’t). With that in mind I thought it would be nifty to run through a method to change the picture the login window displays. One caveat: I’m sure there are easier/better ways to do this, but this is the way I came up with. Ready? Let’s go! Well, not just yet. If you want to play along you’ll have to install Xcode. It came with your Mac, so no out of pocket expense. Continue reading…


Hacking the Mac OSX Login Window

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