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Windows 7: Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen


29 Nov 2010   #1
katon

Win7 Ultimate 64 (Desktop) Win7 Ultimate 32 (Netbook)
 
 
Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen

I've done this before on my desktop. I removed the picture and picture frame from the startup screen. But now I'm trying to do it on my netbook and I can't remember what file I edited to remove the frame.

Anyone know what file I may have edited?

EDIT: Is it Authui.dll?


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29 Nov 2010   #2
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes, its authui.dll. I was just looking at that file.

in all 3 uifiles (12400-12403, depending what button set you use)

Find:

UserTileTemplate

And do either of the two

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" height="0" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" visible="false" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

I would use the first since it actually shrinks it and doesnt take up space, the second method still uses up the space since its simply hidden.

And as always, back up your files before you attempt any mods to system files.

Good luck.
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01 Dec 2010   #3
katon

Win7 Ultimate 64 (Desktop) Win7 Ultimate 32 (Netbook)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
Yes, its authui.dll. I was just looking at that file.

in all 3 uifiles (12400-12403, depending what button set you use)

Find:

UserTileTemplate

And do either of the two

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" height="0" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" visible="false" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

I would use the first since it actually shrinks it and doesnt take up space, the second method still uses up the space since its simply hidden.

And as always, back up your files before you attempt any mods to system files.

Good luck.
Does that shrink the frame and picture?
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01 Dec 2010   #4
katon

Win7 Ultimate 64 (Desktop) Win7 Ultimate 32 (Netbook)
 
 

Well I did that, and it hid user name, password field and picture with frame. I remember deleting lines in 12400-3 and removing just the frame. But I can't recall or find a tutorial on this anywhere.
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02 Dec 2010   #5
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sorry, its the line right under the one I said.

<ZoomableElement id="atom(PictureContainer)" height="0" layout="filllayout()">

There is one more place. I just cant remember.
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02 Dec 2010   #6
lavee383

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

hey Bliz...in the other thread i created you said that since the changes are made in the authui.dll file and my machines are in a business environment it would be best not to edit that file just in case MS sends an update for that file...is there any other way in which to create a more "business look" and get rid of the logon/start menu pic? or if nothing else, set the picture to be one specific picture for every machine? maybe thru GPO or some other means?
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02 Dec 2010   #7
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lavee383 View Post
is there any other way in which to create a more "business look" and get rid of the logon/start menu pic? or if nothing else, set the picture to be one specific picture for every machine? maybe thru GPO or some other means?
Everything will involve editing the uifiles directly, but yes you can remove the user container as mentioned above. As far as the user picture being the same for any user, then you create a user frame that isnt "hollow" in the middle, that will cover up the original user pic. Its still there its just that the user frame is an overlay and since the the frame isnt hollow, you cant see the user pic. Its all about tweaking.

Im coding a logon editor as we speak. Check out my facebook page. I talk about it a lot.
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06 Dec 2010   #8
lavee383

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
Everything will involve editing the uifiles directly, but yes you can remove the user container as mentioned above. As far as the user picture being the same for any user, then you create a user frame that isnt "hollow" in the middle, that will cover up the original user pic. Its still there its just that the user frame is an overlay and since the the frame isnt hollow, you cant see the user pic. Its all about tweaking.

Im coding a logon editor as we speak. Check out my facebook page. I talk about it a lot.
so if i do decide to edit the uifiles, will i have to edit it every time i create a new image or would i be able to edit it once and use the same uifiles every time i need to create a new image?
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06 Dec 2010   #9
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lavee383 View Post
so if i do decide to edit the uifiles, will i have to edit it every time i create a new image or would i be able to edit it once and use the same uifiles every time i need to create a new image?
You got the UIfile that tells windows how to create the logonfile. Thats your main file. Once you mod the file the way you want, then you can just change the image resource to whatever you want. Just make sure you give it the same name. Most resource editors will let you choose a new image to use without having to edit the name.

So make the changes to the uifile once, and then you can "exchange" the images to whatever you want as many times as you want.

Did I make sense?
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06 Dec 2010   #10
lavee383

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizarro View Post
You got the UIfile that tells windows how to create the logonfile. Thats your main file. Once you mod the file the way you want, then you can just change the image resource to whatever you want. Just make sure you give it the same name. Most resource editors will let you choose a new image to use without having to edit the name.

So make the changes to the uifile once, and then you can "exchange" the images to whatever you want as many times as you want.

Did I make sense?
ok...so i can simply edit the UIfile once and then any time i need to create a totally new image for the group of PCs i can copy the UIfile and resource file(s) over to their appropriate locations and i'm good...correct? i want to make sure that the UIfiles aren't machine specific and that i can copy them over to any machine i wish...am i understanding correctly?
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