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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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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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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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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 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 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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Hook on the login screen?

When I type in my password in on the login screen and hit enter, instead of logging into my user, it brings me back to the default login screen, the exact same screen I just logged into. I've seen ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to use a PIN number to log into Windows 7?

Just wondering, is there a way to use a PIN number to log into Windows 7 just like in Windows 8? Or is there a way to have the password be automatically submited after entering in 4 digits? Thanks
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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 switch user with no-password users in Windows-8?

I can't switch users with no-password users in Windows-8. If I logged in with no-password user, then pressing Win-L, I get into login menu, then, if pressing backward arrow, I am logging in ...
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Hide bookmarks on google chrome

Can you hide your bookmarks with out using another user on Google Chrome. Like a tab that makes you log in to see all your bookmarks when you log in to Google.
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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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Win7 Login Screen Sometimes Doesn't Display?

Sometimes my Windows 7 login screen doesn't show up when I wake up the computer after the screen has shut off. Note that I mean the screen turning off from X minutes of inactivity, not the computer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to find the background image of login screen of OpenSUSE?

How to find the background image in the login screen on OpenSUSE? Anyway to locate its path?
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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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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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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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Image file for Windows XP CTRL-ALT-DEL login box

Way back before SP2, the guy who got me started down the IT support road showed me where the image was for the Windows XP Ctrl-Alt-Delete login box. By replacing this image with a different image, we ...
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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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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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Windows 8 pc user login delay

We have windows 8 pc& auto-login is enabled in that pc ( Settings done in registry). It was working till 4 days back without error. But now, only welcome screen is coming at the startup( User ...
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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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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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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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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 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" ...