12/7/11
5:52 pm

Custom Lock Screen Message

In Lion you can create a custom message that appears with the login prompt. Go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, General and then turn on “Show a message when the screen is locked.” If you have a portable Mac, why not add a message there with your contact info? A good samaritan who finds a lost laptop may return it.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Custom Lock Screen Message”

    Marcus
    12/8/11 @ 11:59 pm

    Great tip Gary….. I tried to use the <span> tag to change the font color, however it did not work. Do you know any work arounds to get the font to change ? I removed the original “NSTexturedFullScreenBackgroundColor.png” and replaced it with my own photo (Ocean Pic) The current font color in Lock screen is rendering in “white” I assume “white” is the default color.

      12/9/11 @ 12:05 am

      I don’t really think that is an HTML text area. It is just plain text. So you can’t really set the colors.

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