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A few years ago, there was an OpenGL greeter (GDM Facebrowser), which would narrow down the user list as you type the user name.

Here is the video: link. Can someone tell me if it is still under development, or if something similar is planned for Ubuntu?

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That does look very similar to LightDM, in terms of both appearance and capabilities. LightDM will be the new default in Ubuntu 11.10 instead of GDM.

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I think that "screenshot" is a mock up, so I'm not so sure about implementation. –  RolandiXor Jun 3 '11 at 22:35
    
According to the LightDM wiki page there will be a new login theme that better matches Unity. This is being designed and developed during the Oneric cycle. Until then a simple GTK login screen will be used. wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM –  toros Jun 5 '11 at 16:14
    
@toros can you post this as an answer? It's the closest to a solid answer I can find :/... –  RolandiXor Jun 5 '11 at 22:33
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