Is there an alternative to the indescribably bad windows 10 sign-in screen?
Windows XP was perfect - use the arrow keys to move up or down to the chosen user and the password box was immediately ready for you to type your password. Quick, simple and efficient.
I missed out Vista but Windows 7 was a step backwards. Having selected your user with the left / right arrows you now have to press <Enter> to select it before entering your password. Why?!?! It's a redundant keypress compared with XP's version.
But Windows 10 takes user-unfriendliness to new levels. Maybe it works for touchscreen users but, hey Microsoft, not everyone is using Windows 10 on touchscreens. Nor do I want to use my mouse to select the correct user. I have three screens and I do not want to be wiggling my mouse around to find where it is and then move it across two screens to some tiny spot in one bottom corner when I could just hit a couple of keys on my keyboard.
But no, "a couple of keys"? If only! Firstly I have to press <ESCAPE> to get out of the lock screen.
Then the arrow keys sit there redundantly while I have to press <TAB> twice just to get to the list of users (three times if I've not realised the last user wasn't me and typed the wrong password)
Then I have to press <TAB> to go down the list of users (<SHIFT><TAB> if I go too far!), So that's three more times as I'm the last user in our four person family. No wait, the users don't appear in a consistent order anyway, just to make it even less convenient, so who knows how many times I have to press it?... which means I can't do it without really looking like I could with XP or 7!
Then I have to press <ENTER> and I'm already seven or eight keypresses in before I even get to type my password!
What moron designed this UI? How can anyone have said, "yes - that's the best way to do it"? What was wrong with XP's way of doing things?
Please... has anyone yet or can someone come up with an alternative sign-in screen so we can get rid of this monstrosity?
What is depressing me is that this is an obvious day-one reason to hate Windows 10. God knows what else I'll find.