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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' ...
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How to select the account on the login screen of Windows7 by start typing the name?

When MacOS boots up and the users is prompted to select the account (s)he wants to login into, the users can either click the name / icon of the account with the mouse or just type in the name of the ...
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Windows 7 login screen not cloned by second display

Windows 7 Home-Edition (64-bit): Windows logon screen is only at VGA (TV connected) and not as clone at DVI (Digital Display connected)
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Login loop in Snow Leopard

I can't get out of a login loop of a particular admin user. After entering the password the login screen is shown again after about a minute. Other users work fine. It started happening after a simple ...
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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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How do I disable screen magnifier at login screen? (Ubuntu 10.10)

I was trying to get a screen magnifier working for a presentation. I enabled orca but it didn't work well. It magnified way too much and some elements came up really pixelated. So I started using ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not go to sleep when I close my laptop?

I use Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop. I changed the "blank screen" settings at "System preferences -> Power management" and "Screensaver" and when I am logged in I can close the lid without going to sleep. ...
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I can log onto my admin account but not personal

My pc froze up so I restarted it manually then I click on my personal account and it just shows the screen saying loading, I waited for like 30 minutes and was at the same screen then I have to ...
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No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm

So here's what happens: I updated my system the other day, was prompted for a reboot for the update to complete but was in the middle of working so I delayed it until after I was done. I reboot and ...
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How to remove or disable Ease of Access button on Windows 7 login screen

Question refers to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. When I lock my computer I don't want people to be able to mess about with it, so would like the Ease of Access button (in the bottom left corner of ...
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Snow Leopard - changing the login response time

I have an external monitor and it takes a couple seconds to warm up, so when I am waking my computer up from sleep I usually bump the mouse and move on to something else for a couple seconds. The ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?

Ideally, this can be done for a non-virtual installation of Windows 7 and without the use of an RDP client connection. There are numerous blog posts, how-to's, etc that include screen shots of the ...
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How to change the cosmos picture displayed at startup on Mac OS X?

I want to change the purple cosmos picture that is displayed at startup and login time on Mac OS X.
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How can I install new boot splash theme into Ubuntu 9.10?

I want to change my splash screen. But when I download any splash screen to my computer, I cannot install them. Every time, the computer gives me the same warning "that packet is not a format wanted" ...
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Ubuntu log in dialog hot key

I am having trouble starting up Ubuntu (Karmic). Bascially I get to the bit where the log in dialog is supposed to appear, but it doesn't. Is there a hot key of some sort to force the login dialog to ...
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Snow Leopard Hangs at Login Window

I've had an issue for the past few months, but I rarely restart so it hasn't caused too much trouble. Basically, when I start up my Mac (iMac10,1 - 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.6.3) everything ...
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Tap to click on OS X login screen

I'm using OS X Snow Leopard, on a Macbook Pro... Is there any way to "tap to click" (on the trackpad) instead of pressing down on the trackpad when interacting with the login screen? It's not really ...
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Make Windows 7 Login Screen look like the Windows XP login screen

Is there a way to make the login screen in Windows 7 look like the one in Windows XP, i.e boxes for: Username Password Domain I know this is a bit of a strange one, and trust me, I wouldn't ...
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How to wake from screensaver directly to the login screen in Ubuntu

(a.k.a. How to switch users without entering password, part II) (see part I) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 with a user account for my wife, and one for myself. "Wake-from-screensaver" should result in "choose ...
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Jerky transition after the login screen

I have a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64. After I type my password at the logon screen, the blue background is supposed to fade away smoothly and show the desktop, but on my machine the ...
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Can't Login to xubuntu: prompt reappears

I can't login to my xubuntu. After I enter my login details at the prompt it just shows the prompt again!
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can't log in after changing network from domain to workgroup

I really pulled a stupid. Now I can't log in to my computer. I've heard that you need to create a boot disk and override the admin password, but I'm not sure what to do? I'm can't get past the ...
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How to disable Finder launching at login in Snow Leopard?

Pre-Snow Leopard, I could use the following command: defaults write com.apple.loginwindow Finder /Applications/My-replacement-app-such-as-Terminal.app Which would a.) replace the Finder launching ...
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log into a VM on startup?

My cousin has kids. He wants them to be able to use windows and install whatever they like but he wants them to only do it to a disk image so if there are any problems or nasty virus he can quickly ...
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How to adjust mouse pointer speed in login screen

I have a high-resolution laser mouse. To get a mouse pointer speed usable by mere mortals, I have to set the mouse pointer speed pretty low in the Mouse CP Applet. That's not a problem, of course. ...
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Hide users from Mac OS X Snow Leopard logon screen

Somehow, I managed to set a passwd for my _postgres user on my OS instead of setting it on the postgres role I have as my superuser / root. Anyways since this, I've been struggling with that user ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 - Get rid of user list at login screen

In Ubuntu 9.10, how do I change it so as not to show a list of users at the login screen? I would prefer it to be like 9.04 where you typed in the username, then the password.
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How to change login background in Windows XP

How do I change the login background in Windows XP?
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Windows 7 hidden account

I hid one of the accounts on my computer from the welcome screen by adding it to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList I ...
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Induce Mac graphical login from SSH

How do I induce the Mac graphical login from SSH? Is there a way to make the loginwindow process start a user session by running a command when remotely logged in via SSH as an admin on Mac OS X? ...
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GUI to Change the Login Screen Wallpaper Image on Snow Leopard

the "standard" login screen background on OSC (Leopard and Snow Leopard) can be modified using these command line incantations: cd /System/Library/CoreServices sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg ...
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How can I change the Windows 7 Logon Screen wallpaper?

Is there an easy (and free) way to change the Logon Screen wallpaper in Windows 7?