LightDM’s Unity Greeter Gets User-specific Wallpaper, Bullets, Dot Removal, And More In Ubuntu 12.04
Unity’s LightDM login screen has undergone many changes in Ubuntu 12.04.
1. LightDM background wallpaper
In the past, I wrote about changing the background for the LightDM login screen. With Ubuntu 12.04, the login screen will default to the desktop wallpaper currently being used by each specific user.
You can see the wallpaper change effect with OMGUbuntu!’s video below:
2. Language select
A new keyboard indicator in the panel will allow user to switch languages directly from the LightDM login screen.
When entering passwords, the asterisks have been changed to bullets, to match passwords elsewhere.
4. Remove dots
In the past I wrote about removing LightDm’s dots. They can now be removed via the terminal.
Run the following in the terminal, or with Alt+F2:
gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf
Change draw-grid=true to draw-grid=false.
Other changes include:
– Improved Ubuntu’s screen-reader Orca handling
– Now shows the updated Ubuntu 12.04 logo
– Darker top panel
– Removed indefinite scrolling. The scrolling behavior now has an ending point.
– Rearranged centered dots
– Improved menubar selection via the F10 key