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When locking windows and returning back to my desk, I see a wallpaper and some info, which is really cool and I love it:

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The problem is, in Windows 7 I could type in the password right when the screen is dark, and press enter.
In Window 8 I have to press a button, and wait for the view to switch to the unlock screen, and then type in my password and unlock it.
Is there any way to avoid this?

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You can just hit enter and start typing. The characters will still get entered even if the lock screen hasn't disappeared yet. – Caleb Jares Feb 8 '13 at 5:30
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Not without disabling that new LockScreen you seem to love :) If you are willing to do that there is a group policy setting for it. In fact i have written an entire article on how to do it over at How-To Geek.

To summarize:

  • Open a run box then type gpedit.msc to open the group policy management console
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization
  • Enable the Do not display the lock screen setting on the right hand side.
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Way to go you rock man! – Shimmy Dec 5 '12 at 14:44
But it wasn't the lock screen I loved, it was the picture, now it's gone... Anyway hitting a button before is more frustrating after all. I hate to press unnecessary buttons. And no, I do type blindly and extremely fast }:) – Shimmy Dec 5 '12 at 14:46
I wish the password text box would be embedded into the lockscreen image... – Shimmy Dec 5 '12 at 14:47
@Shimmy yeah sometimes you just have to make sacrifices :) glad you got it sorted though – Taylor Gibb Dec 5 '12 at 14:54
This option doesn't work anymore. Since build 14295 release 160318-1628. – Shimmy Apr 6 at 20:51

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