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== Changing the Start Up Screen ==
== Changing the Start Up Screen ==

Latest revision as of 13:41, 20 March 2013

The Default Start Up Screen

The image used for the start up screen can be found at:

Macintosh HD --> System --> Library --> CoreServices --> DefaultDesktop.jpg

The current Aurora image features are;

2560 x 1600 pixels
72 pixels/inch
RGB Color Model
Apple RGB ColorSync Profile

Changing the Start Up Screen

The default images that come with the system can be found in:

Macintosh HD --> Library --> Desktop Pictures

What I recommend is using symbolic links to change the image.

# cd /System/Library/CoreServices
# mv DefaultDesktop.jpg Default-Aurora.jpg
# ln -s /Library/Desktop\ Pictures/Nature/Evening\ Reflections.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg
# ls -l Default*
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  1378680 Nov 24 23:36 Default-Aurora.jpg
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel       56 Apr 18 09:23 DefaultDesktop.jpg -> /Library/Desktop Pictures/Nature/Evening Reflections.jpg

Note that the Disk Utility's permission verification tool will complain that the permissions on DefaultDesktop.jpg are no longer 644 (rw-r--r--), but are now 755 (rwxr-xr-x). You can ignore that warning.

An OS upgrade will reset this option, by changing the name of the symbolic link to DefaulDesktop.jpg {notice the missing t}. Repeat the above process, but replace the link statement with restoring to old link's name.