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Windows 7: Selecting a user in win 7 welcome screen using only keyboard

02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Selecting a user in win 7 welcome screen using only keyboard

Hi all,

Does anybody know how can i choose a user in the win 7 welcome screen using only the keyboard (without using the mouse)?

I'm hoping there is some sort of key combination that may be used to choose the user so that i won't have to use the mouse in order to login.

I would prefer not having to change the standard welcome screen to the domain login screen in which i believe it is possible.

I'm using Win 7 professional.

Thanks,
Falinn

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02 Jul 2011   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you can just use the arrow keys - you should see a bit of a glassy border around the selected user.

then hit the space bar or 'enter' key to login.
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04 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've tried that but it does not work for me.
If i'm at the welcome screen and i press one of the arrow buttons and enter or space nothing happens.

Are you sure that it works that way? Do i need to change settings so it will be enabled?
Any other ideas for keys i should try?
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04 Jul 2011   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might try the Tab Key
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04 Jul 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Falinn View Post
I've tried that but it does not work for me.
If i'm at the welcome screen and i press one of the arrow buttons and enter or space nothing happens.

Are you sure that it works that way? Do i need to change settings so it will be enabled?
Any other ideas for keys i should try?
the arrow keys work for me on both computers i've tried it on - i don't know why not for you.

i didn't need to change any settings to get it to work. sorry, don't know what else to suggest.
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