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10.5: Modify the login window with Workgroup Manager
Authored by: e_whizz on Oct 08, '08 03:24:47AM
Engelby, just so YOU know (I invite you to actually test this hint).... this does indeed ADD another title to your login window. This additional title is in Black and is a little larger.

The headings under the Mac OS X are also still there (in light grey). You can even set the default one (I use IP address here...)

But there is a another way to acheive this. You can still find Bombich's LoginWindow Manager on the net.

Try this direct link, though bombich has reitred the software and may remove it at any time....

link:http://www.bombich.com/software/files/lwm.dmg

Tis program is quite old, but still works. It does have an error on startup (just click cancel), and you will encounter some errors if you wait more than 5minutes before applying your changes, auth error)


Alternatively, you can use the command line to set all of these options

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow 
With the following pairs of keys/values

    AdminHostInfo oneofthefollowing
         IPAddress
         SerialNumber
         HostName
         SystemVersion
         SystemBuild
         DSStatus
         Time
    DesktopPicture "/Library/Desktop\ Pictures/Black & White/Pier.jpg"
    DisableConsoleAccess true/false
    HideAdminUsers false/true
    HideLocalUsers false/true
    Kiosk false/true
    LoginwindowText "If found please call Mr. Plow, Klondike-555"
    LoginwindowText-FontSize 18
    MasterPasswordHint "Just guess"
    PowerOffDisabled true/false
    RetriesUntilHint 3
    SHOWFULLNAME true/false
    StartupDelay 10
    showInputMenu true/false

eg.


defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "If found please call Mr. Plow, Klondike-555"

Hope this helps....

Charlie

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