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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14390]
       17 Jul 2016 #1

    How to make the login account pic transparent?


    how to make it transparent or to just completely remove it?
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  2.    17 Jul 2016 #2

    Win10Newb said: View Post
    how to make it transparent or to just completely remove it?
    In Settings/Personalization/Lock Screen you'll need to uncheck 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign in screen',
    then create an account picture the exact same color as that solid color background, (usually your accent color), and apply it.
    (You won't have an image for your sign-in screen)

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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
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    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       17 Jul 2016 #3

    Win10Newb said: View Post
    how to make it transparent or to just completely remove it?
    In builds 14371 and later I have found no way to remove it. For Windows 10 builds previous to 14371 delete ALL images in these folders:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
    C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    This will affect other locations where the user account picture appears such as the Start Menu.
    Note: You may want to just rename the pictures in the event you wish to restore them. If you choose to delete them be sure you have a way to restore them.

    I am still searching for a way to do this in the later Insider builds. So far I cannot find where the account picture on the login screen is sourced from. Edwin has a solution, but you must give up your login screen background image.
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  4.    17 Jul 2016 #4

    You can create an image for your account picture, cut from the exact area of the background image but, it doesn't always 'land' properly when applied;
    plus, the sign-in screen always dims, so it will never be the same color either.

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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
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    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       17 Jul 2016 #5

    Good suggestion Edwin. I do not know why MS just doesn't give us the option to show user account picture or not in Settings. I have upvoted this option in the Feedback hub. For me it is a security issue much like the email address appearing on the login screen. We finally got a choice on that one. I have doubts whether we will every get this as option, but one never knows.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 22
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14390]
       17 Jul 2016 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    In Settings/Personalization/Lock Screen you'll need to uncheck 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign in screen',
    then create an account picture the exact same color as that solid color background, (usually your accent color), and apply it.
    (You won't have an image for your sign-in screen)
    that's pretty clever.. i might try that temporarily until someone finds a way.


    tracit99 said: View Post
    In builds 14371 and later I have found no way to remove it. For Windows 10 builds previous to 14371 delete ALL images in these folders:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
    C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    This will affect other locations where the user account picture appears such as the Start Menu.
    Note: You may want to just rename the pictures in the event you wish to restore them. If you choose to delete them be sure you have a way to restore them.

    I am still searching for a way to do this in the later Insider builds. So far I cannot find where the account picture on the login screen is sourced from. Edwin has a solution, but you must give up your login screen background image.
    i see. that sucks. windows 10 login screen is . why do they have to use a fridgin circle as frame, it ruins the perspective of the image.

    hope you'll figure out how to, coz the cringe from lookin at it is killin me.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       17 Jul 2016 #7

    You and me both.
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  8.    17 Jul 2016 #8

    Win10Newb said: View Post
    that's pretty clever.. i might try that temporarily until someone finds a way.
    Your image will be invisible on the Start Menu as well, and perhaps some other places, until you mouse over it.

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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       17 Jul 2016 #9

    Edwin said: View Post
    You can create an image for your account picture, cut from the exact area of the background image but, it doesn't always 'land' properly when applied;
    plus, the sign-in screen always dims, so it will never be the same color either.

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    Makes me wonder if MS is again using a .pri type file as they did with the Hero background. I hope not.
    Last edited by tracit99; 19 Jul 2016 at 08:57.
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  10.    17 Jul 2016 #10

    It definitely has a screening over it!

    Cutting a portion with similar gradients from a sign-in screen capture will almost work but it won't size up properly!

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