Mazhar Hussain informs 9to5Linux.com about a new app for the GNOME desktop, called Login Manager Settings, that lets you manage various settings and add new features to the login screen.
Login Manager Settings or
gdm-settings is a new app developed by Mazhar Hussain that lets you change various settings of GNOME‘s Display Manager (a.k.a. GDM). Under the hood, the application is written in Python, but its graphical interface is written using GTK4 and libadwaita to provide users with a modern UX.
The app features no less than seven panes with various settings including the ability to change shell, icon, and mouse cursor themes, as well as to change the background to an image or a solid color from the Appearance pane.
From the Fonts pane, you can change font settings like font type, antialiasing, hinting, and scaling factor. From the Top Bar section, you can change the color of the text and background of the top bar, disable or enable arrows and/or rounded corners, hide or show battery percentage, as well as to change clock settings like weekday, seconds, and time format.
From the Sound pane, the Login Manager Settings app lets you change the default theme, enable or disable over-amplification, sound events, and input feedback sounds. Furthermore, the Touchpad section comes with toggles to enable or disable tap to click, natural scrolling, two-finger scrolling, and support for adjusting the touchpad speed.
Login Manager Settings also features some innovative, the ability to apply Night Light settings on the login screen. That’s really awesome and I can’t believe this isn’t already part of GNOME’s settings.
Another awesome feature of the Login Manager Settings app is the ability to add a custom welcome message to your login screen that will appear above your login picture after you click on your username. This setting is available in the Miscellaneous pane, from where you can also enable a custom logo to be shown below the user list, as well as to disable or enable the restart buttons or the user list.
If that’s not enough, the app is also capable of importing user/session settings, lets you reload settings, features in-app notifications, supports a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Q) for closing the app, and remembers the window’s state between restarts.
You can download and take Login Manager Settings for a test drive right now from its GitHub page. The application is available as a universal AppImage that should run without installation on virtually any GNU/Linux distribution. Of course, you can also manually compile and install it in your distro.
Meanwhile, the developer is working on adding even more settings to let you set up a gradient as the background image and apply a blur effect to the background image, as well as on a command-line interface with tab-completion capabilities.
All in all, Login Manager Settings is a great app for fans of the GNOME desktop environment who want to fully customize their login screens, and believe me, you can make it look really awesome with this tool.
In addition, and I cannot stress this enough, Login Manager Settings should be included by default in a future GNOME release, either as a standalone app like GNOME Extensions or integrated into the GNOME Settings.
Thank you to Helio for the tip!
Last updated 11 months ago