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[SOLVED] Change login photo?

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Hi, I would like to know how to change the login photo. I managed to change the user photo but not the login one, you know, the one where you enter the password at startup.
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The login picture is a file in your /home directory named .face
This file can be found by showing hidden files from the View tab in the toolbar or by Ctrl+h.
If .face is not there yet you can rename an image to that and put it in your /home directory.

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Ideally the picture should have a size of 96 x 96 pixel. Otherwise it gets resized at run-time, what can take a little time. Also parts of the picture will not get shown, if the aspect ratio is different to 1:1.

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If you're using Cinnamon, go to Account Details and click on the picture to choose another one.
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all41 wrote:The login picture is a file in your /home directory named .face
This file can be found by showing hidden files from the View tab in the toolbar or by Ctrl+h.
If .face is not there yet you can rename an image to that and put it in your /home directory.
I renamed a file and all is good but when I try to copy it to /home itself it doesn't paste. Instead, it goes to the username folder of mine.

Do I have to restart the laptop?
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Cosmo. wrote:Ideally the picture should have a size of 96 x 96 pixel. Otherwise it gets resized at run-time, what can take a little time. Also parts of the picture will not get shown, if the aspect ratio is different to 1:1.
Thanks for the information. :) There is no way I would know this, if not for you. :)
Please note that English isn't my first language. :)
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JerryF wrote:If you're using Cinnamon, go to Account Details and click on the picture to choose another one.
Unfortunately, I'm not using Cinnamon. I'm starting to think about changing to the more common Cinnamon or MATE DE, Because xfce isn't that much different, except for it being uncommon/not so popular which makes it harder to find solutions for. :(
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This is my .face in Mint Xfce 17.3 in my /home/richyrich directory, works great ! :)
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richyrich wrote:This is my .face in Mint Xfce 17.3 in my /home/richyrich directory, works great ! :)
Richy,

I love your theme! What's it called, or did you customize it?
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Fuzzy-DarkBlue for both the Appearance style and the Window Manager style. :)
I've saved and used this theme since Mint 9 ! :lol:

You may still find it listed in Deviant Art's xfce4 section. (lotsa great Xfce themes)

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Thanks Richy!
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Oops forgot . . OSDark (Blue) icon set. :wink:

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Again, thanks!
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Cicero86 wrote:I renamed a file and all is good but when I try to copy it to /home itself it doesn't paste. Instead, it goes to the username folder of mine.
This is exactly the right place. You cannot store it in /home directly (and it would not do anything there).

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@Cicero86
Cosmo is correct of coarse--I should have indicated /home/username instead of saying your /home directory.
Apologies for the confusion.

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all41 wrote:@Cicero86
Cosmo is correct of coarse--I should have indicated /home/username instead of saying your /home directory.
Apologies for the confusion.
Hey, not at all :) thanks for your answer :)

I noticed that it differs from one theme to another. Some themes don't "read" the photo somehow....

But it's working fine now, Thanks a lot! :)
Please note that English isn't my first language. :)
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