Lock screen customization?

Hello, I have been running Linux as my daily driver for a total of 1.7 days; so I suppose I am as much of a noobie as it gets.

However, I am eager to custamize my OS and I am not afraid of the terminal.

I was wondering, do any of you know how one might go about changing the lockscreen backround, I've done some googling but have been unable to find any help for zorin-16.


Welcome to the forum.

Zorin 16 is based on Ubuntu 20 for future reference. Meaning, searches for Ubuntu 20 regarding issues or software will provide answers that will work for you.

Install gnome-tweaks and there is an option in there. In terminal (press ctrl + alt + t to get there) type:

sudo apt install -y gnome-tweaks

I see this opens the customization options quite a bit.

Not to be a nag, but the lock screen background option doesn't take effect (even after a restart); any thoughts?

Yes, I found that to be an issue apparently one of the Gnome updates broke that extension.

TBH, just install Cinnamon or another DE and you'll save yourself a ton of grief. I went with Cinnamon and have my lockscreen how I want it. Along with my task bar, using little to no effort or grief.

Edit: Also use Lightdm instead of Gdm


Thanks for replying; I found a gnome exetension tutorial that worked well.


I also prefer LightDM. It is more configurable, and less glitchy and prone to failure than GDM is, especially with gnome-extensions.


You want configuration ability... try kde, you'll be buried in options and ssdm isn't all that bad. I haven't had any issue since installing.

Similar to gnome with more options, software availability and customization that would rival XFCE (without touching one text file).

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I just started playing with a Distro (MXlinux) using the KDE Plasma DE and I'm liking what I see. It's early to judge at this point. I'll do the same with XFCE and see what all the interest is. My system can handle plenty I'm not restricted to RAM usage or space etc... so that's not a issue.

What kind of machine are you running? What are the specs if you don't mind me asking.

System specs:

CPU Intel® Core™ i7-3940XM CPU @ 3.00GHz
GPU NVIDIA Quadro K4000M with 4GB GDDR5 / Intel® HD Graphics 4000
RAM 16GB RAM DDR3 SDRAM at 1866Mhz
HD SAMSUNG SSD PM851 256GB , 1 TB SSD, ST500LM021-1KJ152 500gb 3Gb/s
ZORIN OS 16 Pro / M$ 10 Pro (64-bit)
Make of Computer Dell
Model M6700

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