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The default backgrounds in Windows 7 are very pleasing to look at.  However, many of you like to change the login screen.  There are plenty of programs out there that do the job well.  This one is in a league of it’s own.  Logon Screen Rotator (2.1.0.2) is a tiny freeware program that can not only change your login screen, it can use multliple images or folders of images to do it and rotate them.  An innovative touch to this program is it’s ability to change at a user specified time.

No installation is required for this to work.  Just extract the application and run it.

Logon Screen Rotator is a Windows 7 only program and requires at least the Release Candidate copy.

When you run it, you’ll be presented with this screen where you can add single images.  Use the context menu to configure.

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The Folders tab is where you can add folders of images to the mix.  Use the context menu to configure.

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The ButtonSet tab is where you can adjust the shadows of the button set at the login screen.

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The Settings tab is where this program comes into it’s own.

Be sure to click on Change Now when your done!

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When you exit the program you’ll receive this prompt.  Be sure to click Yes!

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If anyone has any good suggestions of other freeware to do the job, please tell us about it in the comments :)

How to change your logon screen without 3rd party software.



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Comments

  • Mark McKay

    What a nice way to escape a mundane schedule (Even if it is just seeing a different screen now and again. If you’re in front of a screen a lot, believe me, it makes a difference).

  • Mark McKay

    What a nice way to escape a mundane schedule (Even if it is just seeing a different screen now and again. If you’re in front of a screen a lot, believe me, it makes a difference).

  • Angad

    Amazing!

  • Angad

    Amazing!

  • Saitek009

    You could do this in XP with a utility from WinCustomize. Had to edit some weird file embedded in a DLL or something like that. Much easier in Win7 and this utility makes it even easier.

  • Saitek009

    You could do this in XP with a utility from WinCustomize. Had to edit some weird file embedded in a DLL or something like that. Much easier in Win7 and this utility makes it even easier.

  • Dark Soul

    wow.. coool application :)

  • vigge_sWe

    Wow, this seems very nice, might do this on my laptop

  • Dark Soul

    wow.. coool application :)

  • vigge_sWe

    Wow, this seems very nice, might do this on my laptop

  • Lucky Le

    Can I use Windows Blind to do such thing like that ?

  • Stu Hobbs

    I don’t think WB can do the same trick.

  • Nicholas J West

    Excellent! I will do this on my laptop, after the reinstall I did yesterday.

  • Lucky Le

    Can I use Windows Blind to do such thing like that ?

  • Nicholas J West

    I remember I used to have a rather similar program, that was very buggy. May have been Windows blinds, but I don’t know.

  • Ferris Henson II

    Sounds like a great program. Will give it a try.

  • Ferris Henson II

    Tried the flip 3d button hack and it works great…great info from a great site!

  • Joseph J

    Comment anywhere for Windows 7, okay.
    The links in the bulleted section of your last couple of emails have not worked. Thought you’d like to know. thank for the great stuff on your site.

  • Stu Hobbs

    I don’t think WB can do the same trick.

  • Xenio

    Nice info, thanks I will try this.

  • Nicholas J West

    Excellent! I will do this on my laptop, after the reinstall I did yesterday.

  • Gene

    Does this program work with the 90 day RTM version of Windows 7 Enterprise?

  • Nicholas J West

    I remember I used to have a rather similar program, that was very buggy. May have been Windows blinds, but I don’t know.

  • Rich

    Joseph – Thanks for pointing this out.

    Which email program/provider do you use? Your answer will help me improve the emails :)

    The bulleted links at the top of the email are self-referencing (within the email); some email clients and providers do not support this.

  • Ferris Henson II

    Sounds like a great program. Will give it a try.

  • Ferris Henson II

    Tried the flip 3d button hack and it works great…great info from a great site!

  • Stu Hobbs

    yes it works with all builds of Windows 7 after the RC

  • Joseph J

    Comment anywhere for Windows 7, okay.
    The links in the bulleted section of your last couple of emails have not worked. Thought you’d like to know. thank for the great stuff on your site.

  • Xenio

    Nice info, thanks I will try this.

  • Gene

    Does this program work with the 90 day RTM version of Windows 7 Enterprise?

  • Rich

    Joseph – Thanks for pointing this out.

    Which email program/provider do you use? Your answer will help me improve the emails :)

    The bulleted links at the top of the email are self-referencing (within the email); some email clients and providers do not support this.

  • Stu Hobbs

    yes it works with all builds of Windows 7 after the RC

  • Analisa Martin

    Great addition…thanks for the info.

  • Mike

    Sweet, way better than the manual methods I used before.

  • Analisa Martin

    Great addition…thanks for the info.

  • Mike

    Sweet, way better than the manual methods I used before.

  • Ed Sadler

    No Windows 7 for me until October.

  • Ed Sadler

    No Windows 7 for me until October.

  • Aaron Nicholas Cooper

    well when i get my hands on the windows 7 i’ll definitely try this out

  • Aaron Nicholas Cooper

    well when i get my hands on the windows 7 i’ll definitely try this out

  • Taylor Ling

    Just tried this and indeed it works very well … Microsoft finally allows user to customize their own windows more and more … Thanks Rich !

  • Taylor Ling

    Just tried this and indeed it works very well … Microsoft finally allows user to customize their own windows more and more … Thanks Rich !


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