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I don't want to disable the lock screen entirely but instead to make it so that the first key press both dismisses the lock screen and enters that key into the password box. (right now the first key dismisses the lockscreen and keyboard input for the next half-second is ignored)

  • It's not possible unless someone has written any 3rd party software to tamper with how windows handles the lock screen. Microsoft considers this as a security flaw for brute force macros and that is why the key press is not registered. There are ways to achieve this but the capability is beyond the scope of superuser.com – THE AMAZING Nov 21 '14 at 2:52
  • @RichardGrant Why is this OOS? – Jon Nov 21 '14 at 5:33
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I haven't found a way to immediately start typing with the first key press, but if you go to

Control Panel > Ease of Access Center > Make the computer easier to see

At the bottom of the page, check Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible).

You can hit a single key to immediately dismiss the lock screen image and start typing without any delay. (I usually hit spacebar, then start typing immediately after)

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