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  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    People using Onyx and such tools is also a widespread issue.  Mac OS X contrary to popular belief does not need those tools for "maintenance" and should only be used on systems that are backed up to isolate certain problems.     I have found no way though to eliminate the side effects of those tools, or to know when they'll happen or not, short of erasing the hard drive.

  • bobwild Level 4 Level 4

    are you kidding? A background graphic means that much to you?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    aperturedev wrote:

     

     

    And yes, my superdrive is broken.

    Ok thanks for the clarification.

  • aperturedev Level 1 Level 1

    As i said, the problem is replicated on my imac, which does NOT have onyx installed, and never had. It came with lion 10.7.2. And the only reason I used onyx on my MB was to tweak certain features, not to "maintain" the OS.

  • aperturedev Level 1 Level 1

    yes, yes it does.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6

    bobwild wrote:

     

    are you kidding? A background graphic means that much to you?

    If from the start that graphic could not be changed I don't think the OP would care as much. But since from the first release of Lion that graphic could easily be changed and now it can't causes one to wonder why Apple has gone this route. Why have they made that change? For what purpose has this change been made?

    That is the real question.

  • aperturedev Level 1 Level 1

    Indeed. I remember the days when apple was the cool, different thing. But now the restrictions are all compounding, like that scene from starwars where the escape is some trash chute. And in this analogy that trash chute is much more customisable, much more designable. but it is a trash chute. *hint hint*

  • bobwild Level 4 Level 4

    That question, to me, I emphasize - to me, is just as irrelevant as changing the background to the login screen.

     

    But if it means that much to you thats ok too. If you can afford the time to spend on it thats ok too.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    Scratch that...login screen.  So this is the screen that appears when you log out of your machine and login to a different user.  I see now on 10.7.3.  Updating my backup of my iMac now to see if the problem is reproducible in 10.7.4.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    I ignore me too threads.  Many people want to bash Apple, and you can't tell a troll from a real sufferer.  However, I did test on the same machine running 10.7.3 and 10.7.4, and have reproduced the problem.   I suggest people post to http://www.apple.com/feedback/ or sign on http://developer.apple.com/ for a free account and post to http://bugreporter.apple.com/ what you did to reproduce the problem.

  • aperturedev Level 1 Level 1

    Strange, I never got that problem on 10.7.3; the login screen was customised perfectly fine.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    Let me clarify, I got it to reproduce in 10.7.4, but not 10.7.3.  And this on a fairly clean system. 

  • pearpeel Level 1 Level 1

    Same here, changed both:

     

    NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png

     

    and

     

    defaultbackground.tiff

    defaultbackground.jpeg

     

    But nothing..

     

    Also, the original defaultbackground.tiff is/looks like the pattern you gett on login-screen, and I even tried trashing the file..but nothing again. Very frustrating.

  • Bill Capehart Level 1 Level 1

    Onyx is not the issue as I do not have Onyx and have the same problem.  On the update, the screen changed back to the "linen" backgroudn even though the NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png has NOT changed.

  • Ramón Tech Level 1 Level 1

    It happened to me too, and I never used any 3rd part utility software. All I did was copy and paste a new image in the appkit system framework.

     

    Mac OS X 10.7.4 no longer uses the appkit framework for loading the loginwindow background.