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welcome screen image icons

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  • Is there a way in windows 7 professional to make the user image icons on the welcome screen larger?  I noticed on windows  7 home they seem to be larger but on professional they are smaller. 

    Monday, November 02, 2009 1:37 PM

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  • This is a way to do it:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-resize-desktop-icon-in-windows-vista/

    Press & hold Ctrl on the keyboard, Scroll with the mouse wheel up or down to get the desired size.

    Monday, November 02, 2009 4:36 PM
  • I appreciate this but I'm wondering about the logon/welcome screen.  If you create 4 users on the machine you will see those 4 people with the icon above their name.  I noticed on Home the image icons are bigger but in profesional they are smaller.  So far the only time I have noticed the icons images larger is when you are using 7 professional connected to a business domain.
    Monday, November 02, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Hi,

     

    May I know if you notice this on the same machine or the machines with same hardware conditions?

     

    To make this clear, if possible, could you please take some photos on the differences?

     

    Please upload the pictures to Windows Live SkyDrive and share their URLs with us.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 7:14 AM
  • I have tried this on two machines with windows 7 professional.  If I have the machine hooked up to a domain the image is large.  If it is not connected to a domain and you are just creating user profiles the images are small like they were in xp and vista. 
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 6:49 PM
  • Hi,

     

    When you logon to domain, password is needed. There will be a large icon and a frame under it for inputting password. On a computer which is not in domain and has several user accounts, on the logon screen, there are some little icons (comparing with the large icon when you logging on domain) for the accounts, if you logon an account which has no password, you can click the little icon to logon directly. Is so, please just set password to an account and logon with it to see if the icon will as large as the icon when logging on domain.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Thursday, November 05, 2009 6:06 AM
  • Thanks Nicholas, but I don't think this answers the question.  We realize that the icons on a domain sign-in screen are larger, but we're all complaining about a non-domain (i.e., WORKGROUP) setting. 

    The question remains:  How does one increase the size of the Welcome Screen icons in a WORKGROUP where there are 3 or 4 users?  I am thinking I need to uninstall Windows 7 and return to XP for my aged parents who cannot see the usernames on the Welcome screen AT ALL.  In fact, for my own eyes it is a struggle.

    If there is no way to increase icon size on the Welcome/Sign-in screen, do you know any plans at MS to fix this obvious oversight on their part?  It is a shame that the first thing you see in this new and very impressive OS is such a major escape by the designers.
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:05 PM
  • I must agree that the small icons started to annoy me during the second day with Windows 7. Isn't there really a way to change the profile icon size in welcome screen through some register adjustment or something? I really wouldn't want to do any of the resource hacks that's been suggested at some sites. Not sure whether those would even do the trick.

     

    And please don't give the basic newbie answers.

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 4:37 PM
  • Hi,

     

    When you logon to domain, password is needed. There will be a large icon and a frame under it for inputting password. On a computer which is not in domain and has several user accounts, on the logon screen, there are some little icons (comparing with the large icon when you logging on domain) for the accounts, if you logon an account which has no password, you can click the little icon to logon directly. Is so, please just set password to an account and logon with it to see if the icon will as large as the icon when logging on domain.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT


    You in no way shape or form answered the question, nor included any useful information in response to the actual problem... Then MARKED IT AS CORRECT!?!??!  FAIL.


    The guy wants to know how to increase the size of the welcome screen user icon in Windows 7/Vista... it's really got nothing to do with domain log-on passwords.  I am wondering how you were even hired at this point...  5 'ribbons' for what?  randomly spouting answers that aren't correct?  Good Job!

     

    Monday, April 11, 2011 4:46 PM
  • I too have the same issue and have been following this waiting for an answer. It appears that it is either a robot with very little artificial intelligence or someone out of the country that is reading off a script and doesn't understand "English" that is answering the question. This is what "how little money can we spend on someone and call them tech support gets you". 

    All we want is a simple answer to what should be a simple issue. Is that too much to ask for?????

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:14 PM
  • Hi,

    so i saw my boyfriends computer welcome screen and it has a lager icon with password. and my computer had a small icon with no password. so i asked him how did you get a large icon picture? he said i don't know go into the control panel. i did, nothing! so i googled the question "how to make welcome picture bigger windows" and this is the first forum i found.

    if you listen to what Nicolas is saying... big icon has passoword, small icon has no password. and only because of my boyfriends computer did i put the two together. Guys just add a password to your welcome page in admin , you will then have a large welcome icon.

    Thanks Nicolas computer robot support tec guy,

     

    Tamara ( with large welcome icon and password )

     

    ps. i have windows premium on a toshiba, so does my boyfriend

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:21 AM


  • Hi,

     

    When you logon to domain, password is needed. There will be a large icon and a frame under it for inputting password. On a computer which is not in domain and has several user accounts, on the logon screen, there are some little icons (comparing with the large icon when you logging on domain) for the accounts, if you logon an account which has no password, you can click the little icon to logon directly. Is so, please just set password to an account and logon with it to see if the icon will as large as the icon when logging on domain.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT

    thanks it worked!!
    Tamara73
    • Edited by Tamara73 Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:25 AM added name
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:24 AM
  • Look I know that the post I am replying to has been a while, But I can't resist the fact about this person not understanding the point of this subject.  And this person just thinks she solved this issue, when she deliberately went into the on-comming train without looking and completely got herself railroaded into a smashing slithering bloody mess.  Amazing how stubborn people are, their arrogances will get them killed.  And no, you did not answer or solve the question.  Sorry, you missed it by a million miles.  Simply, the Question is like this,  How to manually resize the Welcome screen Icon canvas yourself.  Now don't be an idiot and think you have this answer, unless you meet the qestion first.  This is done by either entering in a parameter into the registry, or by editing a file in one of Windows components.  Not by creating a stupid password.  I want to do it without the freakin password.  Is that so hard for you to understand????????????????   And this is the matter that other people are trying to get to the point as well.  So You should never try to answer the questions you don't know the answers to.
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:20 AM
  • Hi

     

    Yes, you can do this. This procedure is actually a font size change for the logon screen, but it also changes the size of the logon profile icons.


    1. Click the Start button and type regedit in the Search box. In the ResultsRight Click regedit and select the Run as Administrator option.

     

    Navigate to the following key:

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts

     

    2. Backup the value you will be changing. 

     

    Right click the Fonts key in the left pane, select Export. In the Save As dialog, select the Desktop as the save in location. In the File Name box type  LogonBackup. Click the Save button.

     

    If anything goes wrong, you can go to the Desktop, right click the LogonBackup.reg file and select Merge to restore the registry value.

     

    3. In the right side paneDouble Click the LogPixels value. In the Edit dialog box, change the  2 digit value using the following guide.


    60 -(100% Font Size) -Default size

    78 -(125% Font Size)

    90 -(150% Font Size)

    4. Exit the Registry editor and  restart the computer to test the results.

    Let us know the results.

    Regards,

    • Proposed as answer by Jace C Saturday, July 07, 2012 9:11 PM
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:06 AM
  • Yes, this worked straight away.  Excellent.

    Regards

    • Proposed as answer by davido7 Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:45 AM
    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:45 AM
  • Does this affect the fonts in the welcome screen only or wherever they appear globally?  I was wondering if this isn't the registry value behind Control Panel>Display.

    Peter

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:23 AM
  • You are correct, Peter - this effects a global system setting, not just the login screen.

    BTW:  Anything over 125% is ill-advised, as it is known to break the GUI interfaces of many applications.  e.g. Button clicks will not work correctly, because the button boundaries are distorted/incorrect.

    • Proposed as answer by RcRainman Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:21 PM
    Friday, September 14, 2012 7:32 AM
  • True and Correct using Dreamingwolf instructions on regedit followed by the question by Peter and comment by Micheal....I'm offering one additional step, once you get on the desktop screen you can right click any blank space and get the popup menu...then go to personalize or properties..then to Display..and reset your screen fonts to either a lesser or greater font size offered by that menu..and that change will only effect the desktop screen without resetting your Welcome Screen fonts. This is of course is only for Win 7 Pro.  I haven't tried it on any other op sys.

    Hope this helps those that would rather have two different font settings on the two applications.

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:36 PM