Changing login screen background in ubuntu 9.10 & higher

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I'm going to show an interesting tip for ubuntu users.

In older versions of ubuntu there was a feature named "Login themes". But in newer versions they have removed this feature (I don't know exactly why?).

So if you are tired with that default login screen then this post can help you to at least change login screen background. Here is how.....

Follow these steps:

1) Copy your favourite wallpaper to system wallpaper directory using following command:Make sure that wallpaper is in jpg formate.

sudo cp [path of your wallpaper here] /usr/share/backgrounds

e.g.
sudo cp home/vatsal/my-wallpaper-name.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds

2)Activate appearance window on login using following command:
sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow

3)Close terminal & logout from current session so on the login screen you will find appearance window:
4) go to background tab & select your favourite background from there. If your background is not visible then click "Add" button and you will able to find wallpaper in /usr/share/backgrounds directory.

5)After choosing wallpaper you can login again.

6)Now this appearance window will appear every time at the login screen. So to remove it use following command:
sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop

Done.....:)

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