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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave?

I just updated to macOS Mojave, and immediately noticed a couple of things: My custom login screen wallpaper is gone. When you click on a user's name in the login screen, it switches to their ...
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Login directly to terminal instead of GUI

First: I'm obviously not talking about logging in and then automatically launching Terminal.app. In older versions of Mac OS X, you used to be able to type >console in the username field on the ...
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iMac login screen only half displayed

When I booted up my iMac yesterday, I was confused to find my login field had seemingly moved upwards, so that only the bottom half was showing. The lower half of the screen was just black. Is this a ...
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How to Change Login Pic for Other

In Mac OS, when you have your login screen configured to show a list of users (as opposed to a username/password text box combo), each user is accompanied by a large circular image. This is ...
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Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen

Can I make a custom keyboard layout (one that wasn’t included with OS X by default) the system default — even for the login screen?
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User account doesn't appear on first login screen

After restarting my computer when I am presented with the initial login screen (the light gray one with the restart and shut down buttons), I see only two of my three user accounts. If I log in with ...
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How do I disable the media keys (play, pause, skip, etc.) on the macOS login window?

When playing music on iTunes or similar and then locking the screen (accomplished by hitting the ⌃⌘Q key combination or selecting "Lock Screen" from the  menu), how do I prevent the media keys from ...
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How can I temporarily suspend some users, hiding them from the login screen?

I have to manage a shared OSX workstation that is used by a rotating cast of characters throughout the year. The login screen quickly becomes cumbersome when users that aren't even around for a while ...
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After logging into OSX all I see is a black screen

I am currently having an issue with my mac. Turn on the mac The apple logo appears followed by the login screen. There are 2 logins, one is a guest login and the other is my login. When I choose ...
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Remove “Other…” from Login screen

I've just upgraded to El Capitan from Mountain Lion, and now an Other... icon appears right next to my usual user-account (admin account) on the login screen. When I click on it, I can log in, as ...
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Black screen with cursor instead of login window

Last night my mid-2010 Mac Pro woke up and probably installed some update (Mavericks). After this, every time I boot, black screen with cursor appears instead of login window. I've tried blindly ...
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Mac ignores “Display login window as” setting

My Mac mini ignores the "Display login window as" setting. I have it set to "Name and password" but it still displays a "List of users" whenever it reboots. It is a multi-boot setup. Does OS X for ...
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>console does not work

I have enabled the login window so that the username and password must be entered to login to an account. However, when I switch out of my user and type >console into the username field, the screen ...
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Remove background blur effect on Yosemite login screen [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to disable blurring of the log in screen background images? I know it's a long shot, but I really miss being able to see my pretty background images :(
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Auto logout results in severe login screen bug

With auto logout enabled, I experience severe display errors at the login screen. These errors do not occur at the login screen right after boot. They appear only when the auto logout is triggered. I ...
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Login loop after OS X 10.8 update (WindowServer problem?)

The problem I upgraded my macpro recently from OS X 10.6 to 10.8. Now (couple of weeks later) I ran an small update for OS X 10.8, and something not so funny happened. The updater asked me to reboot ...
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Change language in OS X El Capitan in login menu

I have a Mac Mini with OS X El Capitan and I'm trying to login, but my password is Russian and I can't change the language, because Russian isn't available in language menu. I am using a keyboard ...
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Modifier keys settings does not work on login screen

I am using a PC keyboard and have to switch the Win (⌘ Cmd key) and the Alt (Opt key) for this to feel like a proper Apple keyboard. I have this remapped via System Preferences for my user account ...