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How to disable the welcoming screen for when PC wakes up [duplicate]

Windows 7 (x64) has a blue welcome screen (blue grass picture) which shows my user icon in the center. After PC sleeps and wakes up, this screen is shown. How do I skip it, and not have to press the ...
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Windows 7 Pro - “domain” like login screen appeared

I'm setting up a new PC with the Windows 7 Pro. After some actions (software installing, config changes, applying updates ), my login screen looks like the PC is connected to the domain: I have ...
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Windows 8 - How to show all users at lock screen

There is probably no way to do this but I'll ask anyway. I have disabled the win8 lock screen so I don't confuse my wife. When my computer locks it only shows my account at the login screen. Is there ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after installing postgresql

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new machine and everything works fine. However, when I install postgresql and shut down the computer, when I log back in, there's no graphical login screen. The ...
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calling for Domain Login with no domain server

I have a stand alone Windows 7 Dynics computer that tells me mu domain login has expired and needs to be changed. I have no domain so it can not authenticate a password. How do I tell it I want to ...
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How to reduce the time Windows takes to report a password is wrong?

I use Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop. When I enter a wrong password, either when I'm connected to our network or when disconnected, it takes quite a lot of time for Windows to report the password is ...
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Get rid of the power and accessibility options on Windows 8 logon screen

I'm using Windows 8 and I find the power button and the accessibility options very annoying. It's a computer that is in a public place surrounded with kids and they keep on changing the accessibility ...
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Win7 Login Screen: Animation / Password box Location Change

Is there a way on the login screen: to make the background an animation (e.g. from a GIF or AVI file)? to change the users, buttons and password box's location not to be in the middle of the screen? ...
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Enable display manager selection in Red Hat 6 gnome login

We use Red Hat 6 at work and I've a desktop that's a dedicated as my development environment. I routinely use wmii and have NXServer and client running within its own session that allows me to ...
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Cannot type password in Windows XP Home login screen

Lately whenever our netbook wakes from standby at the login screen, clicking any user brings the focus to that user and a textbox to enter the password, but there is no cursor in the textbox, and ...
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OSX the login switch screen turns off the WIFI

I have a program that is downloading a file, and I enter the login window while attending (so that I can leave and nobody can use my computer). unfortunately, OSX automatically turns off the wifi ...
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Disable the login screen on CentOS 6

Is it possible to disable the graphical login screen on CentOS 6, so that: It directly logs in with my user of choice It doesn't show the login screen after a period of inactivity I do understand ...
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Windows 8 Booting But not Showing Login?

So recently, I bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I played around with it for a while and then installed a Mac Skin Pack. I rebooted the laptop and it worked fine, and I used that skin pack for about ...
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Add paragraphs to the legalnoticetext (Before Login Screen)

I know how to edit the legalnoticetext and how to get it to display before the Windows login screen, my question is how do I separate the paragraphs? So please, if anyone out there knows of a trick ...
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Unable to login from GUI in CentOS 6.3

I'm facing a weird problem now. Unable to login to the desktop and use the GUI. This problem is somewhat similar to Not able to login through the GUI but there weren't any autologon system enabled. I ...
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Windows 8 Login Screen shows two login tiles for same user account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate user account being created in Windows-8 Whenever I create a new user account the Login Screen of Windows 8 shows two login tiles for the same user account. As ...
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Windows 8 does not provide option to choose which user have to login at welcome screen like Windows 7

I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise trial edition and its work good. But there is one option which is bothering me that doesn't ask me to choose which user have to login at welcome screen like Windows 7. ...
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How do I prevent the Windows 8 logon screen defaulting to VPN Connection?

I recently (re-)installed the Shrewsoft VPN Client on my Windows 8 machine. Since then, at startup or after logging out, the logon screen defaults to the following screen: Shrew Soft VPN Client [VPN ...
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How do I remove the bar from the picture password screen in Windows 8?

I think the bar which comes on the left side of the Windows 8 picture password screen is ugly, I'd like to make it transparent. I want my logon background to be fullscreen. Any tools/hacks to do this ...
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Looping login screen in Windows 7

I've got some problems with temporary user profile in my win7.I fixed them, and now it seems like my login screen or even proccess is beeing 'looped' - every time i try to login i get something like ...
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Cannot log into windows - have been locked out

I have a Dell desktop that I changed from the domain (at my workplace) to a random workgroup. At the login screen it doesn't give me the option to choose my domain and entering [domain]/[username] ...
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Touchscreen windows logon setup

I am installing a new TouchScreen in an industrial Kitchen. Its a cool machine, heat/cold resistant. It uses Windows 7. Here is the user setup I've made: ItAdmin (Administrator account, with ...
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How to disable Mac Login screen at boot time?

I bought a new Mac Mini in June, when i click the power it goes to login screen then i login then it boots up, i want it not to ask for the user/pass in this stage and ask later when the operating ...
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Shortcut key to login at XP Welcome Screen?

Can the login sequence at the XP Welcome Screen be initiated by the keyboard, or does the user have to click on the username icon? Note: the double Ctrl Alt Del trick does not work if a user is ...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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Add a Network User to Mac OS X Login screen

It's easy enough to hide a user on the Mac OS X Login screen but, how do you add a network user to the Login screen? Currently users click "Other…" and type their username & password. Most of ...
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How to login as root from the logon screen?

How do I login as root in fedora after the fedora boots? When signing in by specifying username : root and password : xxxxxxxx fedora says unsuccessful login attempt. This is the same password I ...
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OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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Xubuntu stuck after login

How can I debug an issue with Xubuntu 12.04 (fresh install) which just waits idle after a login for about 30 seconds? The login screen is delayed correctly. After login, I get my desktop background, ...
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Is there a way to bypass the 256 kB limit for a custom Windows 7 login screen?

When you use a custom background for the login screen Windows 7, the size of the image file is limited to 256 kB. Is there any way to bypass this limit? Warning: Before answering this question, make ...
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Mac OS X Lion Screensaver on Locked Screen

I have a screensaver set in my system preferences, but when I lock my screen either with Alfred or clicking on the user profile menu and hitting "Login Window...", it runs a different screensaver. Is ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview won't get past login screen

I downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and everything seemed to load fine, except when I try and sign on it says "Welcome" and then restarts itself back to the sign on.
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Change DPI of login screen

Any way of changing the login screen DPI, as mine is locked at 125% and I would like it to be 100%.
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Stardock's LogonStudio doesn't change the login screen background?

I am using a Sony VAIO laptop (that comes with a custom login screen to begin with) running Windows 7 Home Premuim 32 bit. I am trying to use Stardock's LogonStudio to change the background of my ...
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64bit Dell stuck at login/splash screen

System: Dell Inspiron 1110 64bit, Windows 7. Problem: When booting it'll reach the login/splash screen. Well almost, it shows the blue windows 7 splash screen image, the mouse (with loading symbol ...
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Is it possible to remove the white overlay when logging in from sleep in OS X Lion?

As you can see, when unlocking from sleep there is an, in my opinion, intrusive white box surrounding icon and password. Is it possible to remove it?
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Snow Leopard login box – mouse click required?

I manage several Mac labs at a school, and I noticed something a little odd in one lab after recently reimaging the Macs. Although there is a flashing cursor in the username field of the login box, ...
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Can I log on to Windows by drawing a pattern instead of entering a password?

Is there any software to replace the Windows password login with pattern login like we do on Android? There is already software which replaces the login screen with face detection login. There might ...
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How do I change the login screen colour or background in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium at home and Professional at work. How can I change the colour and/or the background image of the lock/login screen? I'd like to set it to something nicer than the ...
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Windows 7 login screen: how change default action to sleep?

I know how to change default to sleep in start menu after logging in, but what about in the logon screen? How do I change the red button on the bottom right to default to sleeping instead of shutdown? ...
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How to change the wallpaper in linux mint 11 log in screen

I am having a bit of a issue finding the way of how to change the wallpaper for Linux Mint 11 log in screen. Do you guys know how to do this?
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...
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Windows XP screensaver lock tells me incorrect password

Every now and then when I am at the login screen, after some time away from my PC, the Windows login tells me my password is incorrect. It is a very simple 4-digit password. I'm not typing it in ...
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windows XP login problem - blank screen

I have windows XP SP3 on this machine. All of a sudden, it has developed this problem: Most of the time, after the "windows is starting" logo, nothing comes up. Just a blank, blue screen. Even ...
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No login screen appears when starting Windows XP computer

I have a problem with a Windows XP computer. When I start the computer, no logon-screen appears, so I can not log in. The computer is added to a Windows Domain. I just see the background and the ...
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Why does Windows 7 make me click a button when I turn it on?

I have removed the password for my admin account on Windows 7. Now when I turn the machine on, I have to click a button with my name underneath it — representing the admin account — to log ...
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Windows XP Login Screen Revival

Recently my windows XP (SP2) login screen is replaced by a dialog box at startup.I want to get the old login screen back. I don't know how it was modified but i guess technical representative from the ...
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How to set user account as default selected in login screen on windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen? How can I set a user account to be selected per default in login screen on ...
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Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen?

On one of my computers with Windows 7 I have a fairly long list of users, while I'm the only one using it locally with some regularity. Is there any way to have a certain (or simply the last) user ...
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Can't login into Fedora 14 (XFCE) desktop. For the second time

I'm experiencing a problem with my Fedora 14 XFCE spin, which doesn't seem to let me pass the login screen: I enter my password for my user record, authentication passes (no 'Authentication Failure' ...