Windows 7 Login

By dogknees ·
Is there a way to get Windows 7 to highlight the name of the last person to login rather than the Credential Manager? It's just a pain having to hit the arrow every time you log in.

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This link has a number of options for

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Windows 7 Login
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Not What I'm After

by dogknees In reply to This link has a number of ...

Lots of options, but no mention of what I'm after.


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Logon has changed in nature since XP.

by seanferd In reply to Not What I'm After

So I don't have any direct experience with the logonui, as I have little experience with Vista, and no current copy of 7.

I can only suggest looking in local/group policy, or the related registry entries if this isn't a "professional" version of 7.

You could read the relevant-sounding sections of this:

It seemed that there might have to be an account using auto-logon, but I am not sure, because my eyes glazed over. I'm way too tired right now.

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Not Autologon

by dogknees In reply to Logon has changed in natu ...

That's not what I'm trying to do.

When you hit ctrl-alt-del at the opening screen, the next one has Credential Manager, your previous login name, and the Other login option. The focus us always on the one at the left(credential manager), and you have to either click the middle item, or hit the right arrow key to select it before hitting enter to get to the password prompt.

I'm trying to find a way to get it to default on the second item, so I just have to hit enter to get to the password prompt rather than right arrow then enter.

Perhaps there's a way to remove the credential manager from the screen?


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Oh, I know what you were asking,

by seanferd In reply to Not Autologon

it is just that from what I was reading before I couldn't read any more seemed to indicate that autologon was involved somehow, even if not actually doing an autologon. (But maybe that was just me.)

I was thinking of "last logon" rather than a default logon, though.

Jeez - I just looked at the article again, and I can't even find the section I was looking at before. Looks pretty useless.

Sadly, I haven't found anything useful at all - not even a direct mention. I'll see if I can screw around with an out-of-date beta long enough to find anything.

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