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Windows 7: Logon screen user picture size

23 Jun 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 
Logon screen user picture size

Hi there people!!!!!!

I was wondering if there is a way in which you can change the size of the user picture in the logon screen... What I mean here... is that, no matter the picture you use for it, the logon screen shows it at a "fixed" size... but sometimes, it is shown in a little frame, while in other PC's, you can see it bigger... I don't know if it's matter of resolutions... I hope I'm getting understood...

Is there a way to control or change that?

Thanks in advance people.

See ya!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Not without a funky res hack.
Which logon screen do you mean? There is the classic and the new one...

I did also notice that the user pic is a little larger if you're logged in and have locked the workstation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Hi there people!!!!!!

I was wondering if there is a way in which you can change the size of the user picture in the logon screen... What I mean here... is that, no matter the picture you use for it, the logon screen shows it at a "fixed" size... but sometimes, it is shown in a little frame, while in other PC's, you can see it bigger... I don't know if it's matter of resolutions... I hope I'm getting understood...

Is there a way to control or change that?

Thanks in advance people.

See ya!!!

Does left clicking it do it for you on pictures?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Not without a funky res hack.
Which logon screen do you mean? There is the classic and the new one...

I did also notice that the user pic is a little larger if you're logged in and have locked the workstation.
The new one... the default logon screen Windows 7 has... how is that funky res hack? how does windows determine in which resolutions to show the picture larger? for example... my desktop has a 1024x768 px view, the user pic in logon screen looks small... in my notebook, my res is 1366x768 px, and the user pic looks bigger...
Examples:
Like it looks in my laptop (Is an example... this pic comes from Brink's Tutorial of how to change the background...)

Here how I have it on my desktop (again just an example picture, I only have one user...me)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Does left clicking it do it for you on pictures?
Does nothing on it...

See ya!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Premium 32Bit\64Bit
 
 

There are several strings stored in the authui.dll file which determine the size of the image.

1. Only 1 user account on computer
2. More than 1 user account
3. Selected user
4. High DPI res screens

You can use Restorator to view the uifiles in the dll.

Quote:
<if id = "atom(Picture)">
<if ElementZoomed = "true">
<ZoomableElement
width = "126rp"
height = "126rp"
/>
</if>
<ZoomableElement
width = "48rp"
height = "48rp"
accessible = "true"
accrole = "40"
accname = "resstr(11400)"
/>
</if>
<if class = "Link">
<button
font = "resstr(11801)" shadowintensity="75"
cursor = "hand"
contentalign="middlecenter"
/>
<if keyfocused = "true">
<button
contentalign="middlecenter|focusrect"
/>
</if>
<if mousefocused = "true">
<button
fontstyle = "underline"
/>
</if>
</if>
<if class = "SmallText">
<ZoomableElement
font = "resstr(11800)" shadowintensity="75"
contentalign = "topcenter | endellipsis"
/>
<if ElementZoomed = "true">
<ZoomableElement
cursor = "arrow"
font = "resstr(11800)" shadowintensity="75"
/>
</if>
</if>
<if class = "LargeText">
<ZoomableElement
font = "resstr(11800)" shadowintensity="75"
contentalign = "topcenter | endellipsis"
/>
<if ElementZoomed = "true">
<ZoomableElement
cursor = "arrow"
font = "resstr(11804)" shadowintensity="75"
/>
</if>
</if>
<RestrictedEdit
width = "225rp"
height = "25rp"
font = "resstr(11800)" shadowintensity="75"
margin = "rect(0rp, 3rp, 0rp, 3rp)"
padding = "rect(0rp, 1rp, 0rp, 0rp)"
borderthickness = "rect(4, 4, 4, 4)"
bordercolor="gray"
accessible = "true"
accrole = "42"
background="resbmp(11003, 7,-1,0,0,1,1)"
/>
<if mousefocused="true">
<RestrictedEdit
background="resbmp(11002, 7,-1,0,0,1,1)"
bordercolor="windowtext"
/>
</if>
<if keyfocused="true">
<RestrictedEdit
background="resbmp(11001, 7,-1,0,0,1,1)"
bordercolor="windowtext"
/>
</if>
<if enabled="false">
<RestrictedEdit
background="resbmp(11000, 7,-1,0,0,1,1)"
/>
</if>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks Lee, I forgot which one it was...

@FerchogtX, Your second pic, shows the list of local users. Sometimes, if there is only one user, it will still show the list.
Your first pic shows the selected user from that list, and displays the password prompt for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2010   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeeWhittington View Post
There are several strings stored in the authui.dll file which determine the size of the image.

1. Only 1 user account on computer
2. More than 1 user account
3. Selected user
4. High DPI res screens
OK... so, which criteria could be using a normal 15" CRT monitor that is currently at 1024 x 768 px 60 Hz? Has something to do that my user in desktop has no password but my laptop does?

I'll try what you point out

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Thanks Lee, I forgot which one it was...

@FerchogtX, Your second pic, shows the list of local users. Sometimes, if there is only one user, it will still show the list.
Your first pic shows the selected user from that list, and displays the password prompt for it.
That means that my user name is still "listed" istead of automatically selected? As I stated before, in my desktop I have no password (I don't need it, no one likes to spy on my files XD) but my laptop has... Does that has something to do with this?

Thanks for you patince guys... maybe if I understand, I can see if it is necessary to do the hack to the file or not...

See ya!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote:
That means that my user name is still "listed" istead of automatically selected? As I stated before, in my desktop I have no password (I don't need it, no one likes to spy on my files XD) but my laptop has... Does that has something to do with this
Yes. As far as I'm aware.

Selecting any user (without a password) from the list will log them in.
Selecting any user (with a password) will bring up the password prompt, that has the larger userpic.

Because your desktop user does not have a password the login screen cannot automatically select that user, and must list it instead.

So because your laptop user does have a password the login screen can select the default user, and it

Make sense? I hope I'm explaining it right...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Quote:
That means that my user name is still "listed" istead of automatically selected? As I stated before, in my desktop I have no password (I don't need it, no one likes to spy on my files XD) but my laptop has... Does that has something to do with this
Yes. As far as I'm aware.

Selecting any user (without a password) from the list will log them in.
Selecting any user (with a password) will bring up the password prompt, that has the larger userpic.

Because your desktop user does not have a password the login screen cannot automatically select that user, and must list it instead.

So because your laptop user does have a password the login screen can select the default user, and it

Make sense? I hope I'm explaining it right...
Right then... I'll try adding a password and seing what happens XD I'll post which ever result I get.

See ya!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2010   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Just tested, as far as I put a password on my desktop, now the pic shows larger, just like my laptop... I wish I can post a screenie, but I?m unable to use imp pant when in logon screen nor locked workstation screen...

Now... the final question... is there any way to tell windows to always get the pic as selected user instead of listed?

See ya!!
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