On my computer, I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 with only one user account. I prefer the newer Windows XP login screen (where you click the user to get in) rather than typing in the user name – and I have a password for the single account.
Up until recently, while at this login screen, I would not be required to click on my profile in order to activate the blinking character for password entry. If I wanted to log in, I simply turned on the computer and when it was ready, I would simply enter the password because the box would be active.
Now however, my computer has decided that I have to move the mouse over to my profile space and click on it to activate. I know it's not a big deal to have to move the mouse, but I tend to use only keyboard commands to navigate myself around Windows due to its speed advantages.
I don't know why this has happened, and I would love if I could restore this setting if possible.