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Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Jim,
 
To change your Desktop Theme to, Windows Classic, try the following:
1. While on the desktop press, control + spacebar, to make sure that nothing is selected.
2. Open the context menu with the applications key or, shift + F10, arrow down to Personalize & press enter.
3. You will now be in the Themes Gallery.  here  the different themes are in columns & rows.  To find the Windows Classic Theme, arrow down to Windows7 Basic, & right arrow 1 time to Windows Classic & press enter.
 
Also, changing themes  will probably change your Sound Schemes as well.  So, you might have to alter your sound schemes to get the sounds you want.
Take care.
Mike
Global warming?  Most likely caused from hot air generated by politicians

----- Original Message -----
From: HAMILTON
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

Brian: Again, sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this issue. "Task switching" does refer to "being able to switch between active programs using ALT+TAB". Sometimes, when you press ALT+TAB to "switch" to another file/application, You "land" on each item as you ALT+TAB your way through the open files/applications, and you can immediately start to work on a file/application. However, at other times, you have to press enter/spacebar, when you land on the file/application that you are seeking - when "task switching"; because, all you see is the "title" of that window, and you cannot work on that file/application. To avoid having to worry about that coming up from time to time, someone sent instructions on "Changing Themes", which involved changing to the "Windows Classic" theme. I thought that I had "Windows Classic" working on my PC already; but, when I followed those instructions, and tried to look for it, I could not find it anywhere. Would you happen to have a link for "Windows Classic". I am not convinced that it does not exist on my system; but, I cannot find it, and it is useless to search without knowing exactly where I should be looking for this on my system. It seems to have disappeared, perhaps around the time I was having "general problems" with my PC last year. Thanks very much. Jim H


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

 

Jim,

        This should not have anything to do with the theme you're using, at least in my experience.  

        I have access to a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win8.1 Home 64-bit.   The themes included are three Windows Default Themes:  Windows, Lines & Colors, & Flowers.  Five installed themes from Toshiba, which don't warrant mentioning by name, and four high contrast themes: High Contrast #1, High Contrast #2, High Contrast Black, and High Contrast White.

        There is no theme by the name of Windows Classic.  This machine has had no customizations made with regard to themes, so I have little doubt that what shows up on any Win8.1 machine will be a couple of straight Windows themes, the high contrast themes, and whatever custom themes the device manufacturer might choose to include.

Brian


Re: Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

HAMILTON
 

Brian: Again, sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this issue. "Task switching" does refer to "being able to switch between active programs using ALT+TAB". Sometimes, when you press ALT+TAB to "switch" to another file/application, You "land" on each item as you ALT+TAB your way through the open files/applications, and you can immediately start to work on a file/application. However, at other times, you have to press enter/spacebar, when you land on the file/application that you are seeking - when "task switching"; because, all you see is the "title" of that window, and you cannot work on that file/application. To avoid having to worry about that coming up from time to time, someone sent instructions on "Changing Themes", which involved changing to the "Windows Classic" theme. I thought that I had "Windows Classic" working on my PC already; but, when I followed those instructions, and tried to look for it, I could not find it anywhere. Would you happen to have a link for "Windows Classic". I am not convinced that it does not exist on my system; but, I cannot find it, and it is useless to search without knowing exactly where I should be looking for this on my system. It seems to have disappeared, perhaps around the time I was having "general problems" with my PC last year. Thanks very much. Jim H


Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

You'll love it! It does everything but stamp and mail it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:46 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I'll save this for when doing a letter. This was just an envelope that we needed.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

If you're doing a letter, it's a no-brainer. Type and spellcheck the business letter, go to mailings tab, and drop down. Envelopes should be your first choice. Hit enter. Both addresses will automatically populate. Tab through until you hit print. That ought to do it. I use a separate printer for envelopes, requiring a few extra steps, but it's still easy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:03 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I have 2013. JAWS does not seem to read what is in the envelope format.
It does in mine though.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn, pardon me, if I've asked you before, but what edition of Word do you have?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

 

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:27 am, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:
Shift-Control-G.

 . . . invokes the same Word Count Dialog that I made reference to with ALT+R,W.   As per usual, there are about 100 ways to do the same thing in Windows and Windows programs.

I'm curious where and when you learned this shortcut?   There are tons of these that exist that range from not well documented to completely undocumented.  This one pops up on a number of web pages, and a really good one from Microsoft involving keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Windows programs is entitled, Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Office Word.  It covers some keyboard shortcuts applicable outside of MS-Word as well.

Brian

P.S. to Ted:  That keystroke sequence I gave invokes precisely the option under the Review ribbon to which you've made reference.  It's just the "direct line" there.


Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I'll save this for when doing a letter. This was just an envelope that we
needed.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:10 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

If you're doing a letter, it's a no-brainer. Type and spellcheck the
business letter, go to mailings tab, and drop down. Envelopes should be
your first choice. Hit enter. Both addresses will automatically
populate. Tab through until you hit print. That ought to do it. I use
a separate printer for envelopes, requiring a few extra steps, but it's
still easy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:03 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I have 2013. JAWS does not seem to read what is in the envelope format.
It does in mine though.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn, pardon me, if I've asked you before, but what edition of Word do
you have?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not
know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did
type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

If you're doing a letter, it's a no-brainer. Type and spellcheck the business letter, go to mailings tab, and drop down. Envelopes should be your first choice. Hit enter. Both addresses will automatically populate. Tab through until you hit print. That ought to do it. I use a separate printer for envelopes, requiring a few extra steps, but it's still easy.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:03 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I have 2013. JAWS does not seem to read what is in the envelope format.
It does in mine though.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn, pardon me, if I've asked you before, but what edition of Word do you have?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I have 2013. JAWS does not seem to read what is in the envelope format.
It does in mine though.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) [mailto:Ted.Lisle@ky.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn, pardon me, if I've asked you before, but what edition of Word do
you have?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not
know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did
type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Carolyn, pardon me, if I've asked you before, but what edition of Word do you have?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Envelopes - Windows 10, Office 2013, JAWS 17.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I made my own Landscape template. It printed. I have to qualify. I do not
know why the return address did not type, but the sender's address did
type. So I just put a return sticker on it, and away it goes!

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

The word count option under Review should also work, without need of a JAWS cursor. It's the fourth tab in.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:27 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Shift-Control-G.


Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Loreal via Groups.io [mailto:Llavigna2=aol.com@groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces
Importance: High

OK everyone here's a question. I have a job where I need to count the
characters (not counting spaces) in order to calculate my pay and do my
invoicing. How would I go about accessing this information? I know how
to do basic word counts, and I know visually someone said you click on
where it shows you the word count at the bottom of the document/page
you're in and you can click where it says characters without spaces, but
how do you do this with JAWS?

Thanks in advance!



Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

Legal/Medical Transcriptionist

Phone: (518)330-5188

Email: Loreallavigna@gmail.com


Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Shift-Control-G.


Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Loreal via Groups.io [mailto:Llavigna2=aol.com@groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:31 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces
Importance: High

OK everyone here's a question. I have a job where I need to count the
characters (not counting spaces) in order to calculate my pay and do my
invoicing. How would I go about accessing this information? I know how
to do basic word counts, and I know visually someone said you click on
where it shows you the word count at the bottom of the document/page
you're in and you can click where it says characters without spaces, but
how do you do this with JAWS?

Thanks in advance!



Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

Legal/Medical Transcriptionist

Phone: (518)330-5188

Email: Loreallavigna@gmail.com


Re: combo boxes

Michael Mote
 

Hello!  This may be due to how the web-site is coded.  If you have access to Firefox, that browser may handle this type of page better than IE 11.  You may try that to see if you get better results.

 

 

From: Bissett, Tom [mailto:tom.bissett@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: combo boxes

 

Hi,  does this happen on all sites or just specific sites?

Tom Bisset

 

From: Lauren Snyder [mailto:princessesrule@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:02 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: combo boxes

 

When I am on a web site that Jaws 17 reads as combo box closed, I pressed enter and arrowed to the right to open it and then down arrowed, but Jaws reads nothing.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren

 


Re: combo boxes

Bissett, Tom <tom.bissett@...>
 

Hi,  does this happen on all sites or just specific sites?

Tom Bisset

 

From: Lauren Snyder [mailto:princessesrule@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:02 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: combo boxes

 

When I am on a web site that Jaws 17 reads as combo box closed, I pressed enter and arrowed to the right to open it and then down arrowed, but Jaws reads nothing.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren

 


Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Loreal <llavigna2@...>
 

I haven't tried with the key stroke, but I did try by hitting the Menu key, the Alt key, and right arrow in through the ribbon options until I found review. Under proofing inside this menu, which is in itself a submenu, I found word count. I will try the keystroke command you suggested to see if this works. Thank you very much.



Happy Connecting. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 5


-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
Date: 02/23/2016 11:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS, Word 2016, and word count/character count without spaces

Loreal,

        I am basing the following on Word 2010, but the Word Count function under the Review ribbon has been the same for a long time, so I hope it carried forward.

        When in Word, if you hit ALT+R,W does that bring up the Word Count dialog?  If so, does it still include the Character Count, one line includes spaces and another excludes them in Word 2010.  When I hit the above command, and am using NVDA, the entire Word Count dialog content is read, this includes number of pages, words, characters (no spaces), characters (with spaces), paragraphs, and lines.  There is also a checkbox to include text boxes, footnotes, and end notes which is checked by default.

Brian


Re: combo boxes

Jeanette McAllister
 

Try alt + down arrow and see if that works.

 

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

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From: Lauren Snyder [mailto:princessesrule@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:02 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: combo boxes

 

When I am on a web site that Jaws 17 reads as combo box closed, I pressed enter and arrowed to the right to open it and then down arrowed, but Jaws reads nothing.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren

 


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combo boxes

Lauren Snyder
 

When I am on a web site that Jaws 17 reads as combo box closed, I pressed enter and arrowed to the right to open it and then down arrowed, but Jaws reads nothing.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren

 


Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

The "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" simply denotes how you want the default setup behavior for accounts to work.

When I configured the test local account (which was created as a standard account) from my own administrator account I was forced to enter a password for that account when creating it.  When I logged in using it, I was able to get rid of that password using the technique I documented last night.

With the advent of Win7 local user accounts were required to use the computer, but if there's only one account on the machine and it is not password protected you log straight in to that user's desktop.

Win 8/8.1 was its own mess with the Metro screen, but that was when the push toward creating a Microsoft Account as the primary login mechanism began.  Local accounts can still be created, though.

Windows 10 continues the effort to get people to use Microsoft Accounts, and if you use one there is no way to have a password-less account.  The only way to accomplish this is with a local account, so if you were able to remove your password it's definitely a local account.  If it's the only account on the machine it's also certainly got to have administrator privileges, which you can confirm by going to User Accounts settings and having a look at the account type.

Brian


Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

Jeanette McAllister
 

I would love to know the answer to that one – smile.

 

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Peter Tesar [mailto:ptesar@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 11:03 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

Hello Jeanette,

Well, the check box is checked and I am not prompted for a password.

If there is a logon screen, JAWS is not announcing it and I get to the desktop.

I no longer need to enter a password.

Maybe someone can explain.
Am I loging on as an administrator?
Am I loging on as a local user with a blank password?

Peter t.

On 2016-02-24 8:59 AM, Jeanette McAllister wrote:

As long as the checkbox is checked it is going to take you to a logon screen. If you uncheck it and reboot, it should not take you to a login screen.

 

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Peter Tesar [mailto:ptesar@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:31 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

It worked, thanks to all who responded.

I never had to enter a Microsoft account password.

I first looked at the run: netplwiz command. There is a check box checked:
  Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer

I left this because I wanted to try changing the password to a new blank password. It worked.

Here are the steps:
open the settings with windows+ i
tab once to the search edit box and type "password"
tab once to the list
arrow down to: change your password, & press ENTER
From here, proceed to entering the old and tab pasd the 2 new password fields.
Selecting "next" and finally "finish".

This worked. However now the run command "netplwiz" shows that the check box is still checked.
It still indicates that this PC requires a user name and password to use this computer.

Perhaps I was always signing on as the administrator. Perhaps I never created a local account.

I don't know how additional Internet security works vis-a-vis signing on as an administrator or using a local account.Perhaps someone can explain?

Thanks again.

Peter T.


On 2016-02-24 6:31 AM, Jeanette McAllister wrote:

This is how I took the password requirement off of my Windows 10 desktop computer:

 

Press the [Windows] + [R] to open the Run command. Type the netplwiz command and press enter to open the User Accounts dialogue window. Go to the Users tab and clear the User must enter a username and password to use this computer checkbox. You can uncheck the box by pressing spacebar.

 

Tab to and Press the Apply button. You'll need to enter your current password to validate the operation. Type your password in the Password and Confirm Password fields, and press OK

 

The next time you boot up your computer, it will take you directly to your user session (no password required).

 

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Peter Tesar [mailto:ptesar@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:11 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

Hello list,

When I upgraded to Windows 10 Home Edition, I chose to require a password on logging in.

How do I stopthe the password prompt??

 

I was told (by MS support) that the presence of Norton, and other anti virus programs, prevented some of Windows 10 features from being installed properly.

 

Before upgrading to Windows 10, I chose to remove the third party anti virus program.

I thought I would rely on the Windows firewall and Defender.

I also thought that requiring a log on password would provide added security.

 

Now I want to log on without the password prompt.

 

I can’t find a way to stop this feature.

 

Going through settings, all that I seem to be able to do is change the password or add a new user account.

 

I haven’t done this, but I assume that If I add a new account, I probably will start out with a blank desktop. I want to avoid going through the setup process that I already did.

 

Is there a way to remove the requirement to sign on to Windows 10, without the password prompt?

 

Thanks,

 

Peter T.

 

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Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

Peter Tesar
 

Hello Jeanette,

Well, the check box is checked and I am not prompted for a password.

If there is a logon screen, JAWS is not announcing it and I get to the desktop.

I no longer need to enter a password.

Maybe someone can explain.
Am I loging on as an administrator?
Am I loging on as a local user with a blank password?

Peter t.


On 2016-02-24 8:59 AM, Jeanette McAllister wrote:

As long as the checkbox is checked it is going to take you to a logon screen. If you uncheck it and reboot, it should not take you to a login screen.

 

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Peter Tesar [mailto:ptesar@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:31 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

It worked, thanks to all who responded.

I never had to enter a Microsoft account password.

I first looked at the run: netplwiz command. There is a check box checked:
  Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer

I left this because I wanted to try changing the password to a new blank password. It worked.

Here are the steps:
open the settings with windows+ i
tab once to the search edit box and type "password"
tab once to the list
arrow down to: change your password, & press ENTER
From here, proceed to entering the old and tab pasd the 2 new password fields.
Selecting "next" and finally "finish".

This worked. However now the run command "netplwiz" shows that the check box is still checked.
It still indicates that this PC requires a user name and password to use this computer.

Perhaps I was always signing on as the administrator. Perhaps I never created a local account.

I don't know how additional Internet security works vis-a-vis signing on as an administrator or using a local account.Perhaps someone can explain?

Thanks again.

Peter T.

On 2016-02-24 6:31 AM, Jeanette McAllister wrote:

This is how I took the password requirement off of my Windows 10 desktop computer:

 

Press the [Windows] + [R] to open the Run command. Type the netplwiz command and press enter to open the User Accounts dialogue window. Go to the Users tab and clear the User must enter a username and password to use this computer checkbox. You can uncheck the box by pressing spacebar.

 

Tab to and Press the Apply button. You'll need to enter your current password to validate the operation. Type your password in the Password and Confirm Password fields, and press OK

 

The next time you boot up your computer, it will take you directly to your user session (no password required).

 

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From: Peter Tesar [mailto:ptesar@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:11 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How do I stop entering a password on log in

 

Hello list,

When I upgraded to Windows 10 Home Edition, I chose to require a password on logging in.

How do I stopthe the password prompt??

 

I was told (by MS support) that the presence of Norton, and other anti virus programs, prevented some of Windows 10 features from being installed properly.

 

Before upgrading to Windows 10, I chose to remove the third party anti virus program.

I thought I would rely on the Windows firewall and Defender.

I also thought that requiring a log on password would provide added security.

 

Now I want to log on without the password prompt.

 

I can’t find a way to stop this feature.

 

Going through settings, all that I seem to be able to do is change the password or add a new user account.

 

I haven’t done this, but I assume that If I add a new account, I probably will start out with a blank desktop. I want to avoid going through the setup process that I already did.

 

Is there a way to remove the requirement to sign on to Windows 10, without the password prompt?

 

Thanks,

 

Peter T.

 

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