Ubuntu – How to remove the dots from the login screen


I can change the background image that Unity Greeter displays, but regardless of the image I choose, it's overlaid with a grid of dots. The dots look OK on the default background, but they look horrible on the background I want to use. How can I get rid of them?

Best Answer

  • For 12.04 and 14.04

    Try the following commands in a terminal. It should work.

    sudo xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm
    sudo su lightdm -s /bin/bash
    gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-grid false


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