Chapter 2: Changing the Lock and Logon Screens
In This Chapter
Creating your own lock screen
Putting apps on the lock screen
Changing the way you log on
Setting a picture password or PIN
Avoiding logon altogether
Windows presents three hurdles for you to clear before you can get down to work (or play, or whatever):
1. You have to get past the lock screen. That’s a first-level hurdle so your computer doesn’t accidentally get started, like the lock screen on a smartphone, say, or an iPad.
2. If there’s more than one person — one account — set up on the computer, you have to choose which person will log on. I go into detail about setting up user accounts in Book II, Chapter 4.
3. If a password’s associated with the account, you have to type it into the computer. Windows allows different kinds of passwords, which are particularly helpful if you’re working on a touch-only tablet or a tiny screen like a telephone’s. But the idea’s the same: Unless you specifically set up an account without ...