Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Changing the login UI

03 Dec 2009   #1
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Changing the login UI

I have a few things I want to do to the login UI, but not the simple background change. I've already got that figured out. What I want to know is how to

a) Remove all text, including the user name from the screen(I've removed the win7 logo at the bottom already)

b) Remove the user icon from the login screen, and the box that surrounds the user icon

c) Move the position of the password box to the bottom right corner of the screen

d) Remove the login button(the circle with the arrow that you press after entering the password) or move it with the password box to the bottom right because I can just press [enter] after typing my password

e) Move the switch user button to the bottom of the screen

I don't need specific instructions, but if anyone can figure out what dll or registry values and such control these things, I can figure the rest out on my own.

Pretty complicated, isn't it?

[Edit]

Bulldog7 has pointed me to the dll I was looking for... Now that I have extracted resources from the dll, and deleted a few, I am now looking at the login ui code... I can't understand it for crap, so if anyone is interested, I can send you the code I found or tell you how to extract it yourself.

[edit]

Gah! so complicated!!! You may not hear from me for a while... It's not like I'll be spending more than an hour or two a day on this, and as you can tell, it's complicated, and looking at all this text is making me sleepy at 2am, so I may have to quit for the night.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #2
Ch@n

 

yes, very complicated!!!

LOL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3
VindicationX

Windows 7 Ultimate_x64
 
 

The best way I know of is via a 3rd party program such as Stardock LogonStudio.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #4
Bulldog7

ultimate x64
 
 

@ holydevil

I have made a attachment is that what you want?

Your request from (a) to (e), guess i have to figure out how to move the user and password box to the bottom........

This hack invloved with Local Group Policy Editor & authui.dll in system 32.


Please do report back if you found a way to move password box position..it might help someone who are interested in this thread down the line.


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2009   #5
holydevil

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
@ holydevil

I have made a attachment is that what you want?

Your request from (a) to (e), guess i have to figure out how to move the user and password box to the bottom........

This hack invloved with Local Group Policy Editor & authui.dll in system 32.


Please do report back if you found a way to move password box position..it might help someone who are interested in this thread down the line.
Ahh... Perfect, I have found the images for the login button and the box around the picture in that dll... removing the picture should be as simple as a transparent png. That should deal with b and d... obviously the easiest ones. I'll edit this to give details later.

[edit]

OK, I'm looking through the dll, deleting some resources here, some there, and looking through ui scripts to see if I can figure out what any of it means. So far this looks promising, but I'm going to have to get an extra hard drive for myself before I am willing to test my dll hack.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #6
Griffino

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hiya Im a new member

I want to be able to do all the steps above.........Can anyone tell me how you manage to do this?

I have been stuggling now for 4 4 days and have advanced no further!!!

I have downloaded the 'Takeownership' program and res hacker.

I try and change the authui file but it either kills my pc of doesnt do anything??????


Please Please Someone help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #7
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You need to edit the UIFILES, you cant use a 100% transparent image because you can STILL click on the area where it used to be. Its just invisible, not disabled.

Moving things will require editing the uifiles. Its been a couple of years since I even peeked at the uifiles so I cant give you exact locations.

Do a google search for a user named "dejco" and "authui" and you will find that he documents a lot to do with what your asking.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #8
SovietWolf

Ultimate x64, tiny7 x32 rev 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bulldog7 View Post
@ holydevil

I have made a attachment is that what you want?

Your request from (a) to (e), guess i have to figure out how to move the user and password box to the bottom........

This hack invloved with Local Group Policy Editor & authui.dll in system 32.


Please do report back if you found a way to move password box position..it might help someone who are interested in this thread down the line.
Would you mind telling me what changes you made and how you did this? I have looked all over the internet with no luck but here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #9
fritz

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

I've gotten most of it. Just need to move the password box and remove the user name.


Attached Thumbnails
-screenshot.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #10
SovietWolf

Ultimate x64, tiny7 x32 rev 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fritz View Post
I've gotten most of it. Just need to move the password box and remove the user name.
Would you be so kind as to post how you got to that stage? That is exactly how I would like mine to look.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Changing the login UI




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App