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Have to sign in every time I use my computer.


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#1 macungiemike

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:59 PM

I talking about leaving the computer for a few minutes and I have to login each time.

Is there a way I can lengthen the amount of time before I have to login again?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:10 PM

I suspect you're not truly logging in, but having to enter your password when awaking from sleep.

 

Open Settings, Accounts, Sign-In Options Pane then take a look at the first option, "Require Sign-In."   If you wish to never be prompted for your password except when you're literally logging in if the machine has been restarted or you intentionally logged out then set it to "Never."  I'm willing to bet a large sum of money it's set to "When PC wakes up from sleep."


Edited by britechguy, 16 June 2017 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

Indeed the lock screen timeout can be turned off, I leave it off myself.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

I suspect you're not truly logging in, but having to enter your password when awaking from sleep.

 

Open Settings, Accounts, Sign-In Options Pane then take a look at the first option, "Require Sign-In."   If you wish to never be prompted for your password except when you're literally logging in if the machine has been restarted or you intentionally logged out then set it to "Never."  I'm willing to bet a large sum of money it's set to "When PC wakes up from sleep."

Good to know.  I was not aware this setting, but now I will pick it.  One thing about it is that the setting does not specifically say that user still needs to sign-in upon fresh start or restart.  One would think that setting to "NEVER", a user should not need to sign-in for computer start/restart.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:57 AM

 One would think that setting to "NEVER", a user should not need to sign-in for computer start/restart.

 

 

 

 

No.  There is not an OS maker in the world that has multi-user login that would make logging in go away via a means that simple.  Notice what the prompt itself for the choice says, "When you've been away . . ."

 

There are ways to set up Windows such that you never have to log in by hand, but you have the machine do it for you.  I have done this for some of my blind and visually-impaired clients whose machines are not mobile and over which there is constant physical access control.  I don't do it, and actually won't do it, for my sighted clients.


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