Starting in Windows 10 "19H1", the sign-in screen shows its background image with the blur effect applied. Many users are not happy with this change. Starting with Windows 10 build 18312, there is a new Group Policy option that you can use to get rid of the acrylic blur effect feature on the sign-in screen background image.
Starting in Windows 10 "19H1", the sign-in screen shows its background image with the blur effect applied. Many users are not happy with this change. Finally, Microsoft has provided a way to get rid of it.
If you are a Winaero reader, you should already know that Windows 10 offers you different options to take a screenshot without using third party tools. In this article, we will see how to take a screenshot of the login screen.
You can sign-in in Windows 10 using your user account automatically. After that, you won't have to type your password or pick a user from the login screen. Instead, you will see your Desktop directly. There are two methods to configure this feature.
Many times after Windows 10 has installed updates, a restart is required to finish the update procedure. After a reboot, you will see the login screen which requires you to pick your user account and enter your password if required. Recent builds of Windows 10 allow you to sign in automatically to your user account after installing updates and restarting your PC. This useful feature can be configured in Settings.
On Windows 10 login screen, there is a button which allows the user to reveal the password. If you have entered your password but are not sure if you entered it correctly, you can click this button with the eye icon at the end of the password text field to see the typed password. If you are not happy with this feature, here is how you can disable it.
On the Windows 10 logon screen, there is an Ease of Access button. If you don't use it at all, you can reassign it to some useful app. In this article, we will show you how to do that. As an example, we will replace the Ease of Access functionality with Task Manager and Command Prompt. No system file modification is required; all you need is a simple Registry tweak.
When Windows 10 starts, it shows you a login screen and prompts you for a password. If you have more than one user account in your OS, you will be able to click the user image of the account you want and then enter the account password. Instead, you can make Windows 10 ask you to type the user name too and then the password at the log on screen. It is a good security and privacy measure. Here is how it can be done.
There are a number of ways to speed up Windows so it performs optimally. One of the lesser known facts but which should be obvious to anyone and which I think should be made more clear to end users by Microsoft is that having many icons on the desktop slows down your logon and affect overall Explorer.exe performance. When the Windows operating system is starting, it might take a long time to load your user profile, showing the Welcome screen till then. Or after logging in, the performance might be sluggish. Did you know that slow logon can be caused by simply having too many desktop icons and shortcuts to apps on the desktop?
When you first install Windows 10, you either create a local user account or Microsoft account. For local accounts, you must specify a name whereas for Microsoft accounts, it takes the name from your online profile which you can manage by going to account.microsoft.com. Your user name also becomes your logon name. Also, a separate display name is generated based on the name you typed. Usually, your first name becomes the logon name and your full name is stored as the display name. You can easily change both - your display name as well as your logon name without creating a new user account. Let me show you how it's done.