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Use keyboard navigation in login window System
While logging in this morning after doing some work on another drive, I happened to notice that the Finder's keyboard navigation works in the login dialog box. If you have multiple users, just hit the first letter of the user's name, and that user will be highlighted. Hit enter, type the password, enter again, and you're logged in. No mouse required!
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Re: Use keyboard navigation in login window
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Oct 11, '01 02:48:08PM

The up and down arrow keys also work for selecting a user... even if you have only one in the list.

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Login window in 10.1
Authored by: evands on Oct 11, '01 02:59:23PM

How do you manually type a username in the new login window? For example, how can you login as root?

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Login window in 10.1
Authored by: sjonke on Oct 11, '01 03:52:11PM
In the Login preferences enable the Show "Other User" option. That puts an Other User... button in the login window. You can also, of course, go back to the old form of login screen which requires you to type the username too. Note, however that it isn't recommended that the root account be enabled in the first place. Instead keep it disabled and only enable it when you need it, being sure to disable it immediately afterward. Rather than enabling root, I recommend getting a copy of Pseudo or a similar program and using it when root-type things need to be done instead of enabling the root account. Pseudo is sudo for graphical applications. Drag an application on to its icon or window and it will be run with sudo privileges. Works great. However, be careful to quit any applications you run with it when you are done doing root-type things with it!

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