Change the blue load screen

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Change the blue load screen

I would like to change the blue load screen to another color. I heard it said someplace that it was hard coded into the operating system. Does anyone know where it is, and where to get proper values to change it. I have this perfect theme installed on my 10.3 build, but that back ground shows its face and ruins everything during boot and logout.

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you mean...

...the blue desktop that shows as you boot up / login? If so, just navigate to HD/Library/desktops pictures and replace "aqua Blue.jpg with whatever image you want. you MUST rename the old image to something else, as the new image must be named "Aqua Blue.jpg"

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I mean the blue load screen

I mean the blue load screen before it loads the desktop picture. To see what I mean, log out and before the Aqua Blue.jpg loads, there is this blue screen, I want to make it black.

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oh

oh, that. dunno if you can change that.

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It must be possible

This is AppleFritter, the question is how hard?

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Re: It must be possible

macintoshme wrote:
This is AppleFritter, the question is how hard?

And you couldn't be troubled to do some Google searching?

I found this:

http://www.resexcellence.com/user_X_boot.shtml

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oh wow, i wasnt even looking

oh wow, i wasnt even looking to do somthing like this but it has gotten my attention haha. thanks for the link Dr. Webster.

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D'Oh

ok, i offically feel like an arse... Blum 3 well, anywhoo, i have now changed my boot panel! woo hoo!

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Can't Access ...

The site is blocked by my ISP because it contains "sharewares download."
Would someone mind posting the instructions on the forum?
Thanx
macme

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That sounds like a terrible I

That sounds like a terrible ISP if it would go so far to block content. I suggest you switch to an ISP that's at least half as evil. The instructions are spread out over a few pages and it's a lot of clicking and downloading.

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ISP

I do a majority of my research at school. The school filters are atrocious.

I looked at the site, it just tells how to alter the login panel. I need to change the background. I don't want to cheat, and fill the entire screen with the panel. I never want to see that blue color when I boot again. It ruins my color scheme.

Though, that site gave me more ideas about what other modifications one can do, and I am intruiged.

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