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Old 01-29-12, 20:55
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Default Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

I have a new windows 7 laptop, and a minor annoyance for me is every time I put it in sleep mode either by closing the lid or pressing the power button, when I resume work I get a screen that has my username with 'locked' under it, and gives me an option to switch users, as well as accessibility options in the bottom left corner. I want it to go directly to the desktop when I open the lid or wake it up from sleep mode, is it possible?

I made it 'do nothing' when closing the lid, and that seems to halfway solve the issue, but all it does is just turn off the display. I want it to go to sleep to save power, but not have to click my username every time.

I checked google many times but for some reason I can't find an answer there. The screen I"m getting is the same if I press the windows key + L.
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Old 01-29-12, 21:07
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Default Re: Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

See if this works for you.

Control Panel>System and Security>Power Options. Select Require a Password on wakeup. Check Don't require a password. Click save changes
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Old 01-29-12, 21:18
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Default Re: Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

both of the options are grayed out, I think it's because I didn't make a password.

I'm the only person that's going to use this so I really don't need any security stuff.
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Old 01-30-12, 07:24
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Default Re: Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

You have to click "Change settings that are currently unavailable". Then you should be able to change it. Even if you do not use a password, you still need to change it to "Do not use a password".
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Old 01-30-12, 18:13
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Default Re: Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

Oh, thanks, I completely didn't see that

All is good now, thanks for the help
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Old 01-30-12, 20:11
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Default Re: Make Windows 7 go to desktop after sleep/opening lid

Your Welcome and thank you for the feedback.
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