Customize the Mac Login Screen Easily with Ravissant
If you want to customize your Mac OS X login screen but don’t feel like getting your hands dirty mucking around in system files the old fashioned way, check out a free app called Ravissant.
You can easily customize and change your Mac login screen details including:
- The login screen logo (see below for a copy of the retro rainbow Apple logo
- Customize the Mac OS X text to say anything
- Custom the login welcome text and message
- Customize the login wallpaper background (much easier than doing this manually)
- Host Info can be adjusted to show Date & Time, IP Address, Host Name, Build Number, Serial Number, System Version, and Network Account Status
The GUI is very easy to use, just click on things, type a new message, drag in a new wallpaper or logo, then click ‘Apply Changes’ and reboot to see your new custom login screen. Did I mention this is free?
Download Ravissant to customize your Mac login screen
The Ravissant developer doesn’t seem to have a website, so you’ll have to get it from MacUpdate or use this direct download link.
Here’s the retro rainbow Apple logo as a transparent PNG file used in the screenshot above:
And if you’re curious how to type the Apple logo that is shown on both sides of the OSXDaily text in the screenshot, just hit Option+Shift+K to make
Once you drag in your own background image, you can adjust the apps window size so you can get a preview of how the custom wallpaper will look in your login screen. Here’s a shrunk down screenshot to show the effect with a custom background:
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Thank you very much! My login is screwed up now:) but cool:D
if your login is screwed up you can restore defaults from the app
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