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Is it possible to log in (with a new session or a locked session) to Windows Vista using only a keyboard? E.g. if I want to log into Windows XP I press CTRL-ALT-DELETE and then start typing in my password.

With Vista I have to use my mouse to click on an icon of my name before I'm permitted to start typing.

I don't want to use the mouse. How can I do this?

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You want to press Tab and Enter/Return quite a bit, but it is easily possible!

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Is there a better answer? I could be blindfolded and still log into XP.. – PP. Dec 9 '09 at 10:16
No, and this is a good answer! It is very easy to do! – William Hilsum Dec 9 '09 at 10:59
In XP, you could use the arrows to select a user as well. I don't know if this works in Vista. – user3463 Dec 9 '09 at 13:17
Yes Arrows also work when in a section, but tab goes through everything and I personally find it easier, but +1 as arrows to work! – William Hilsum Dec 9 '09 at 13:32
Accepted as answer as technically correct; unfortunately not the straight-forward answer I was hoping for. Why did Microsoft deliberately make Vista far more difficult to use! – PP. Dec 15 '09 at 10:18

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