Unlike my previous post if you want to change the splash screen you can do so with plymouth-manager.
Download it from here and install it with gdebi package manager.
Run it from command line as “plymouth-manager”.
Click on “Themes” and install any theme.
Now choose from the available list
Reboot and watch newly installed theme.
Share it if you liked it.
Recently I was trying to install xfce 4.10 on my Ubuntu 12.04 OS but found my desktop filled with my home directory contents.
This is what I do to remove the contents.
Open “~/.config/users-dirs.dirs” file and chnage line with XDG_DESKTOP_DIR as “XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/Desktop”", and log out and come back ( alternatively restart).
And you shall have only desktop icons on your desktop.
Many a times one may want to get completely rid of boot splash screen. Here’s what one needs to do to get it.
Edit grub defaults file with “sudo vi /etc/default/grub” and change “splash” to “nosplash”
Update grub with “sudo update-grub”" and it shall generate boot menus with new option.