Just a Question about my Mac

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  1. Abi646

    Abi646 Well-Known Member

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    so, I was on terminal, and I was looking up ways to change the login picture in the background. So i used a code, inserted the file of my picture, and tried it. Now, all that I have is a blue screen, and when I try to change it it just stays like that. The picture path is under the format of "Users/myname/desktop/picture.jpg/" What am I doing wrong???
     
  2. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    Tweaking a Mac.
     
  3. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    Owning a Mac. :rolleyes:

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    sorta
     
  4. KGameLover1

    KGameLover1 Well-Known Member

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    Not helping.
     
  5. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    I feel pwned... :eek:

    Thank you Capt. Obvious. Neither are you.
     
  6. KGameLover1

    KGameLover1 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, sorry.


    Here's what you do. You're on Snow Leopard, right?
    The image needs to be renamed DefaultDesktop.jpg in Terminal.

    cd /System/Library/CoreServices
    sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg DefaultDesktop_org.jpg
    sudo cp /path/of/image.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg

    Replace path/of/image with the path to your image, which would be /Users/yourname/Desktop/image.jpg. Although, if it were me, I wouldn't put it on the Desktop... I'd probably delete it on accident.... :p
     
  7. Abi646

    Abi646 Well-Known Member

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    You're right, I'm on snow leopard

    Wait, so I rename the pic as defaultdesktop??? What do you mean when you say in terminal???
    So you're saying that when I type it in on terminal, I call it DefaultDesktop.jpg? The code that I found online was:
    defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DesktopPicture "with the file path in here"
    Is there another one I could use to change it, or is this the optimal one. Sorry if I sound clueless, It's my first time using Terminal on my new mac and I have no coding experience whatsoever.
     

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