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Hands on with Lion Designer 2

9 November 2011 1,876 views No Comment

The mission is straightforward as is the tool. Customize how the Dashboard, Launchpad and Login Screen backgrounds look with the minimum amount of fuss — choose an image, click apply and then admire the results. Yes, it’s just that simple.

Perhaps the most dramatic result I achieved with Lion Designer was changing out the Login screen, which required a quick log out and now looks like this.

Yes, I do need to find a better matching image, but I’m nonetheless happy with the result so far.

That said, Lion Designer includes a drag n’ drop image convertor. So, taking (almost) any image and prepping it (png conversion) for use as a system level background is very easy.

Wait, there’s more

The Fairer Platform has extensively covered OS X Lion’s features and how to control, tweak and, when necessary, usurp them. Hands on is the rule of thumb, but I’m not adverse to doing things automagically:

Apple Online Store • OS X Lion gestures: Zoom any webpage in Safari 5.1
• How to: Make Library visible in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
• How to: Turn on iTunes visualizers in OS X Lion
• How to: Disable, enable OS X Lion resume, FTP, Library, 3D dock…
Get your Mac back: OS X Lion’s missing iSync
• OS X Lion screensavers: Get X-Galaxy, X-Vortex free
Get your Mac Back: Fix OS X Lion scrolling
• How to: Roll your own OS X Lion DVD installer
Get your Mac back: Make Lion Dashboard translucent
Magic Trackpad completes OS X Lion
• How to: Turn on ‘Do Not Track’ in Safari 5.1
• How to: Enable AirDrop on any Lion Mac

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