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Change the login window background picture - revisited
Authored by: chrisfender1 on Sep 05, '08 07:40:40PM

Just want to let every one know that it is not a jpeg that you are changing it's a .tiff and it has to be a pic that is 90 by 90 otherwise system pref cuts it out
there is an easier way to do this, is to go to system>library>core services>open file contents of>contents>resources>MacOSX.tiff
replace that with any .tiff and then simply remove loginwindow.plist in ~>library>preferences> and then run this in terminal "killall Dock"
it's much safer because you are authenticating a file as a registered user and you are not bypassing security rot files since you authenticate.
That's pretty much how you change any pic for the mac os core services: find the picture format replace it with yours, delete its .plist and then kill the Dock. (killing the dock resets critical system files that need to run while you are logged in, a crash identifier will run, create a new plist and then associate all the pix to its destined location)
have fun mac peops ;)

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