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Is possible to edit the Windows 7 login screen (code)? [on hold]

I'm developing a program that opens immediately when the user do the login. But I also wanna do a different login, like that if the user press Ctrl + Enter otherwise Enter, the program don't open. Is ...
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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Blank screen between windows 8.1 logo and login screen. .

I have been using windows 8.1. Some days ago i encountered an issue that after login screen i was facing a black screen on my laptop for about 10 seconds (varying). I tried too much to check what is ...
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Can’t log via local administrator to a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Server

I’m new to server admin. I inherited a server that someone else set up but which didn’t have much going on. I created some new share points and network users (in addition to the two local admin users ...
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How do you remove the user name text from Windows 7 login screen?

Does anyone know how to remove the user account name part of the login screen? Not the user account or picture, just the "text box"
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Enabling welcome screen Windows 7 Embedded

I want the list of available users (without the hidden admin account etc) displayed. To facilitate an easier login experience. Things I have tried: Security policy editor: secpol | Local Policies ...
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Need to change osx-yosemite default keyboard-layout from Dvorak to US at login screen

Using OSX Yosemite 10.10. Login screen defaults to Dvorak. Also, input menu at upper right of login screen defaults to Dvorak and must use pull-down menu to locate US keyboard every time at login. I ...
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Package downgrade from live environment

I run arch Linux on an hp laptop. I installed a graphical login manager (gdm) and during boot, the kernel unpacks, systemd starts, but when it attempts to start my login manager "An error has ...
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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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Change login screen after screen lock/suspend in mint 17

Is it possible, and i that case how, to change login screen after I have suspended my mint 17. The problem is that after I have locked/suspended I get just black screen. To get the login manager i ...
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OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) - Login Screen Freezes

I'm running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) on a 2011 Macbook (white). These days the login screen will freeze on me whenever I use it to lock the machine; the only recourse when that happens is to reboot. ...
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Changing the log in screen in windows 8

Is there anyway you can change the log in screen picture (colour) in windows 8, in a picture/wallpaper? I'm not talking about the pre-login screen where you can see the time and what not. But the ...
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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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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?
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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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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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Disable Auto Login And Use Logon Screen Instead?

On a clean ReactOS 0.3.15 installation you don't get to create an account, and the system auto logs you in at boot under an unknown account? Is there anyway to use a login screen, like on Windows?
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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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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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win7 keyboard layout change from logon screen

I am having a nightmare right now, which is I'm stuck on logon screen of windows 7 professional. My password includes turkish characters and the keyboard layout changed somehow to english. And on ...
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Log into Windows 8 Account without the need to type the Username

I am using Windows 8.1 with a single user account (the admin account). When I boot up the computer, I am presented with the usual login screen, but rather than simply typing in my password, the screen ...
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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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How to navigate the Windows 8.1 metro login screen with keyboard?

A family member uses the Windows 8.1 computer, then leaves. When I arrive, the sign in screen only shows his user. In order to sign in, I have to left-click the back arrow on the screen to get to the ...
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Login from the command line

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using the Udev rules, have the system log in a user account. I can do the Udev part, but what command ...
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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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Unlock/login Windows 7 with keyboard only

The Windows 7 login/lock screen sucks because you need to click first at the user icon and then enter the password. This not only inconvniently requires both Mouse and keyboard, I often have trouble ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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Change Friendly Name on Windows 7 Lock Screen

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 and log into a domain. If I lock my work laptop, it shows the following... Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock this computer. First ...
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How do you run a command at computer boot (win7)?

I wanted to run certain commands once the computer boots (at the log in screen). Would this be possible?
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Multiple keyboard layouts as soon as the login screen

I have 2 keyboards on my computer with different layouts (azerty and bépo). I managed to use setxkbmap to configure the right layouts. I also added a script on session start to configure it ...
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Starting magnifier automatically

Several members of my family have sight impediments and it is becoming a real issue when logging onto the computer. Is there anyway to start the magnifier as the computer starts without having to ...
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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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Double login icons Windows 8.0 and 8.1

I had Windows 7 Ultimate with 3 users upgraded to Windows 8.0 Ultimate activated and then updated to Windows 8.1 Ultimate, successfull without loosing any programm. At my logon screen I see each users ...
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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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Win 7 - cannot login if wifi is turned on

I am having a very strange error on my Win 7 Ultimate 64bit system. It's installed on laptop HP Pavilion G6. Namely, I restart the system and come to the login screen (the system has 4 users). If the ...
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Windows Phone 8 SSO without login?

This is something that bothers me a great deal. Given the nature of SSO and Windows 8 design mentality, everything should be behind one account, right? For Windows Store Apps, I get prompted for ...
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How to change the location of password box on Windows 7 logon screen?

I want to change my Windows logon screen background but the image shows exactly in the middle of the screen. So, I want to change the location of the password box to either side. Is this possible and ...
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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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Expansion for this solution on handling multiple monitors on Windows 8.1 start screen searched [closed]

i'm searching an expansion for the following solution: How can I display the Windows 8 Start Screen on a secondary monitor? In this solution it is described how to display the start screen in windows ...
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Login to RDS session

As the moment, I have to log into my desktop, start mstsc, and type in the rds details to login to my rds desktop session. Is it possible to go directly into the rds session without having to load my ...
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put a timer on windows log on screen [duplicate]

How do I put a timer on the windows log in screen so that it logs into a default user account of my choice if I do not choose an account for, say, 5 seconds? The OS is Windows XP SP2
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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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Login screen changed in Windows 8

I use an HP Probook 4440s 64bit laptop with Windows 8 Enterprise installed. There is also a utility called HP Security Tools and I enabled a password protect option from it. Doing that somehow changed ...
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How to get a Sleep button on the Log-In screen?

Quite often my cat wakes up my PC after I've put it to Sleep. It would be extremely useful to be able to put the computer back to Sleep without the need to Log back into the system again (password on ...
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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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Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
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Windows 8.1 default (system) lock screen customization

Recently, I've reinstalled Windows on my laptop, upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Now, I want to change the theme (or at least, wallpaper) which is shown on the screen before any user logs ...
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Run application in login window

I am looking for a way to run an application like Reflector or AirServer on both a Mac and PC before the user login occurs, the application is pretty much GUI-less until someone starts sending data to ...
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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 ...