I recently installed yosemite (fresh install) on my mbp retina and i notice that the login screen has a grey background with only my account pic. I can login normally and without any problems but it is strange that i don't see the blurry background. This happens only when i login from normal startup and not after waking from sleep mode. Is there a way to force embed the blurry background on the login screen? Thanks.

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The grey screen during boot is new to Yosemite and no, there is no way to disable it.

  • Strange because i ve seen yosemite login screen with blur background on another macbook pro direct from boot. Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 21:38
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    Are you sure it was from boot? The blur is there after the boot up sequence, but the boot starts with a grey screen and a progress bar. The login screen will then stay grey (FileVault enabled) or switch to a blurred screen (FileVault disabled) but it always starts with the grey screen now, at leas wont eh machines here.
    – lbutlr
    Commented Nov 1, 2014 at 2:58
  • Good comment about FileVault
    – iskra
    Commented Jan 4, 2015 at 23:02

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