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Solved: How to turn off User Account Screen?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by M. Rush, Jul 28, 2007.

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  1. M. Rush

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    For some reason, a new thing has just started on its own. When my computer goes to screensaver mode, I can't just move the mouse a little to get back to where I was. I'm taken to the user account screen and have to log in each time.

    That's not what I want. I'm the only user and don't need or want to log in every five minutes.

    How do I stop this? Turn it off?

    I have XP sp2.
     
  2. devil_himself

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    1. Start >> Run >> Regedit
    2. Navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    3. In right pane, look for the key: "NoAutoReturnToWelcome" and set it to 1
     
  3. M. Rush

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    There's no key with that name.

    There's "ScreenSaverIsSecure." Would that be the one to change?
     
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  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Or try

    Right click on an empty space on the desktop
    Properties
    Screen Saver Tab
    And, if "on resume, password protect" is selected, UNselect it.
     
  6. M. Rush

    M. Rush Thread Starter

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    That's got it. Thanks, WhitPhil.
     
  7. WhitPhil

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    You can mark this as solved using Thread Tools at the top.
     
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