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I had installed Xubuntu in the past. Now the "mouse" screen showed up after updating to 19.04. After researching I have tried many "solutions" and nothing works. It is very frustrating. I set the lock screen in the background settings app and it does not phase it. I deleted the Plymouth themes that were not GNOME or Ubuntu and that didn't help.

This may be the "greeter" screen that comes up after everything loads and you are to pick the user.

Someone said Nautilus takes over this screen. I am not sure what to do at this point. Help in understanding this would be appreciated.

  • It still sounds like a plymouth screen to me, and removing the packages does not change the chosen background; picking a new one will cause it to be changed (you'll just not be able to pick any removed ones for your new plymouth screens). – guiverc May 21 at 3:15
  • I went in to usr>share>backgrounds and found the xfce folder. I copied two screen backgrounds into the folder and renamed them to reflect the old names. Now the "mouse" wallpaper does not come up but the nice graphic now named "xfce-teal.jpg" does come up so, somewhere the user settings look for that file to use for the login screen for this user. I don't know where that setting resides, but at least I can hack the login background as I desire. – PatChesney May 21 at 3:42
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    Open LightDM GTK+ Greeter using your menu, and you should see theme, icons, fonts, background, etc which can be changed using a GUI which affect the greeter. I'm currently using sddm so I can't confirm it for you, but I now suspect this will be what you want. – guiverc May 21 at 3:45
  • I don't know how to open the LightDM as mentioned above. right-clicking the desktop after login does not affect the login screen. I will try doing that on the login screen and see what happens. – PatChesney May 21 at 3:56
  • I removed that last comment because it had to do with your background only and not the login screen. @guiverc is correct. I am running the Xfce4 desktop and under settings in the menu there is the LightDM GTK+ Greeter settings where you can choose a different background, etc. for your login screen. – Terrance May 21 at 3:57

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