Windows Vista Forums

Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

  1. #1


    Join Date : Jan 2010
    Posts : 2
    Vista
    Local Time: 21:50

    Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

    Is there anyway I can have it where when I turn on the computer it automatically goes to the icons, but if I press Cntrl+Alt+Del I can logon to an (hidden) account?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

    No, you can't have it both ways. When the computer "automatically goes to
    the icons" it's already logged in with whatever account is set up as the
    default. Once the computer is logged in you must log out or switch users to
    access another account. There's no way to make Windows do otherwise.

    "Ayro" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
    news:458876b1bbac7de9883efc0c36cee318@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >
    > Is there anyway I can have it where when I turn on the computer it
    > automatically goes to the icons, but if I press Cntrl+Alt+Del I can
    > logon to an (hidden) account?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ayro

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Join Date : Jan 2010
    Posts : 2
    Vista
    Local Time: 21:50


      Thread Starter

    Re: Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

    Hmm... when I say icons I mean like this:

    ... and it automatically goes to this screen so its not logged on like you said. So what I want to be able to do is press cntrl+alt+del at the screen in the pic above to get to this screen:

    Is it possible? Or is it still impossible? p.s. Sorry I forgot to quote.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

    Details ALWAYS help. That's a bit different, then. There are any number of
    ways to set an account to be automatically logged on, my personal favorite
    from the Windows XP days on is the Registry edit method:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231

    Or if you prefer, do it from within Windows:

    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/wi...ftCol;post-599

    "Ayro" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
    news:11d1bd66d8c01025b3b3fcce22451f99@newsgroup-gateway.com...

    >
    > Hmm... when I say icons I mean like this: [image:
    > http://media.wiley.com/Lux/28/80028.image0.jpg]... and it automatically
    > goes to this screen so its not logged on like you said. So what I want
    > to be able to do is press cntrl+alt+del at the screen in the pic above
    > to get to this screen: [image:
    > http://www.intelliadmin.com/image/Wi...n%20Login.jpg]
    > Is it possible? Or is it still impossible?
    > p.s. Sorry I forgot to quote.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ayro

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

    Before someone else jumps in ... Method #1 is actually from the Windows NT
    days. ;-)

    "Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:OE8jwMvlKHA.4772@newsgroup

    > Details ALWAYS help. That's a bit different, then. There are any number
    > of ways to set an account to be automatically logged on, my personal
    > favorite from the Windows XP days on is the Registry edit method:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Icons & Cntrl+Alt+Del

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Re: Whats happened to shift cntrl M to get your new mail????
It's called 'Sync' now. The keyboard shortcut is F5. Here's ....winston's exposition: In Mail view: ------------ F5 (Sync all email accounts)...
Live Mail
Missing icons in start menu (icons on the right hand side)
im having problems with my computer its nothing serious its just annoying and i want to fix it. the icons on the right side of the Start menu are now...
General Discussion
What action causes dir icons to change to shortcut icons?
I've been reading around on this topic & find most content relevant to IE or desktop icons in response to requests for how to change/delete these...
Vista General
CNTRL-V stops working in Vista
Does anyone know why Cntrl-V stops working after a while in a Vista session? This happens in both Vista 32 and Vista 64. After one has been...
Vista General
How do I restore Icons to display as icons rather than thumbnails?
I have an unusual problem. I was working on making some ugly filetype icons prettier, and I changed the default editor for .ico (icon) files by...
Vista General
desktop icons covered by unknown program icons
the 'unknown program' (icons that you may see if your computer cannot find a suitable program) to run files are just in front of my program icons. i...
Vista General
cntrl panel won't open
everytime I attempt to open control panel in ultimate it crashes windows explorer.. Can someone tell me how to fix it please thank you
Vista General