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A Material design LightDM Webkit2 greeter theme

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You can fork it and develop it according to your tastes.

This is a theme for LightDM Webkit2 (lightdm-webkit2-greeter).

Arch Linux users can find it in the AUR: lightdm-webkit-theme-material-git.



I created this for use on Arch Linux, so it only has the basic features of:

  • Selecting an available user from a dropdown
  • Entering their password
  • Seeing their profile picture
  • Restarting the computer
  • Shutting the computer down
  • Suspending the computer
  • Hibernate
  • Select session (GNOME, KDE, Xfce or other installed DE)
  • Select your language
  • 3 different types of background (trianglify, particleground, and image)
  • Option to select keyboard layout (eq. pl_PL for Polish keyboard, en_US for English)
  • HiDpi screen support (2000px in width or more)
  • And the most important thing, A CLOCK WITH SECONDS!!!

How to install

Check our wiki


  1. In the terminal, cd to /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/lightdm-webkit-material/
  2. Pull changes from repository, git pull

Updating (Arch Linux users)

If you installed theme using AUR.

  • Yaourt: yaourt -Syua

Setting your own user picture

There are a couple of methods you can use to set your user picture in LightDM:

  • Put a jpg of your face in your home directory as a file called .face


  • Add Icon=/var/lib/AccountsService/icons/<youraccountname> to the bottom of /var/lib/AccountsService/users/<youraccountname> and place a profile image at /var/lib/AccountsService/icons/<youraccountname>

Setting a custom background image

  • Put a jpg at /var/lib/AccountsService/wallpapers/lightdm-webkit.jpg (You may need to create the wallpapers directory) and set background engine to image in the settings

Setting multiple custom background images to pick from

  • Put a jpg or a png in /var/lib/AccountsService/wallpapers or in a directory specified by the background_images variable in your /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf (either the greeter or the branding section) and set the background engine to random image in the settings.


Lock screen

  • Type dm-tool lock


Fallback image background: No Man's Sky


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