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Old 10-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Question How to add a picture to the login screen for users in Linux Mint - Maya


Hi,

I installed linux mint maya 13 on my laptop. During installation, when the installer prompted me to take a picture for my user, I just skipped it. Now, I would like to add a picture but for some reason I can't find where. I went to user settings but there is no option there. I also googled a solution and some guy suggested to put the picture I want on the /home/user folder and change the extension to .face but it did not work. Can you help?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Set your account picture under Linux Mint Maya

Its easy!
  • Take your picture and put it in some location you remember.
  • In the "mintMenu", under "Preferences", go to "User Accounts". (You can also search for it)
  • Unlock "User Accounts". There is a button on the top-right corner. Give your password.
  • Click on the picture next to your name.
  • Click on "Browse for more pictures ..."
  • Select your picture at the location mentioned earlier.

You can also use one of the default pictures!
 
Old 10-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Hi,
I don't have user accounts option under preferences. I also searched for it but nothing came up. However, I do have 'Users and Groups' under Administration.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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In that case I need some more information.

Which desktop environment are you using? ( Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, XFCE ... )
 
Old 10-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #5
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Hi,

I am using MATE. I thought I posted it on the title but I didn't!
Thanks!
 
Old 10-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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That's fine!

I do not use MATE, but found the solution here.

It seems you've to go to "System Settings" -> "Login Photo" (in the "Other" category).

That should be the easiest way to do it.
 
  


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