Meet Login Manager Settings, a new app to customize your GNOME desktop login screen


Mazhar Hussain informs about a new application for the GNOME desktop, called Login Manager Settings, which allows you to 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 which allows you to change various settings of GNOMEDisplay Manager (aka GDM). Under the hood, the app is written in Python, but its GUI is written using GTK4 and libadwaita to provide users with a modern UX.

The app offers no less than seven panes with various settings, including the ability to change the shell, icon, and mouse cursor themes, as well as change the background to an image or color. united from Appearance window.

From Fonts pane, you can change font settings such as font type, anti-aliasing, optimization, and scaling factor. From Top bar section, you can change the text and background color of the top bar, disable or enable arrows and/or rounded corners, hide or show the battery percentage, as well as change the settings of the clock such as day of the week, seconds and time format.

From Ring pane, the Connection Manager Settings app lets you change the default theme, enable or disable boost, sound events, and input feedback sounds. Moreover, the Touchpad The section comes with toggles to enable or disable touch to click, natural scrolling, two-finger scrolling, and support for touchpad speed adjustment.

Connection manager settings also introduce innovative features, the ability to apply night light settings on the login screen. It’s really awesome and I can’t believe it’s not already part of the GNOME settings.

Another cool 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 image after you click on your username. This parameter is available in the Various pane, from which you can also enable the display of a custom logo below the user list, as well as disable or enable the restart buttons or the user list.

If that’s not enough, the app is also able to import user/session settings, lets you reload settings, offers in-app notifications, supports a hotkey (CTRL+Q) to close the application and remembers the window state between restarts.

You can download and take the connection manager settings for a test drive right now from its GitHub page. The application is available as a Universal AppImage which should work without installation on virtually any GNU/Linux distribution. Of course, you can also compile it manually and install it in your distribution.

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 than on a command line interface with tab completion capabilities.

Overall, 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 really awesome with this tool.

Also, and I can’t stress this enough, the Login Manager settings should be included by default in a future version of GNOME, either as a standalone application like GNOME Extensions, or integrated into the GNOME Settings .

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