Windows 10 lock screen requires that I press 'enter' or some other key before I can enter my password. If, as soon as I turn on the computer, I start typing my password the first character activates the password box rather than being the first character.

So... My question is: does anyone know how I can change this behavior? I want to just be able to type my password in, without having to press a key before doing so.


  • I believe your attempting to disable the lock screen, this screen as of Windows 10 Version 1607, cannot be disabled. You can only disable this screen with a group policy if your running Windows 10 Enterprise.
    – Ramhound
    Feb 23, 2017 at 20:25
  • Are you trying to avoid entering the password, or keep the password and eliminate one keystroke?
    – fixer1234
    Feb 23, 2017 at 21:53
  • @fixer1234 The latter. I would like my computer to continue to have a password, I would also like to be able to start typing the password when I want to log on. Rather than press space or enter, wait for the screen to load, then to enter the password. Feb 23, 2017 at 21:55
  • I have the exact same issue. I posted a fix on it when it was asked on this question: superuser.com/questions/1137151/… And that worked for me. However, after a while and a few updates, it's back to normal again. Haven't tried to apply the fix again. Might work, but maybe not anymore. Very annoying "feature". Feb 24, 2017 at 0:09


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