RT PIN Login

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  1. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

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    I've tried the regular login with a password. I also enjoyed the 'touch' photo login. Now I'm trying the PIN login. It won't allow me to take a screenshot but here's my question: There is a symbol in the PIN login in the lower left corner. The first is a square box. The other (if you tap on the square box) is like a sun symbol. What's the difference? I can't figure it out.
     
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    I am not seeing what you are seeing. I see the easy access symbol bottom left and shutdown bottom right.

    edit: ok, got it. I was using keyboard before and therefore didn't see what you were seeing. good question. square with rays and square that looks like Stop on a Player. trying to find out myself now...
    thought I could talk to it when it shows the rays and then stops when I said my pin - no go. That's what ease of access is for I guess. Search the internets and could not find anything yet...
     
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    Yup, that's the one!
     
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    I think it is to hide the keypress, like when you type a text password, the virtual keys doesn´t get highlighted, so if someone is near you, he/she can't see your password, in this case your PIN.
     
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    ah, thanks. perfect answer. that is indeed the case.
    thank you
     
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    Never noticed this, Thanks for the lesson.
     
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    That was it. I like it very much! Much easier than anything else.
     
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    This isn't on my Surface but on my windows 8 computer, but I thought I'd share:

    When I had the PIN pw function...sometimes after typing in my pin my lock screen would fly up (as its supposed to) but only to unveil a blank screen...with nothing available. I would have to hard restart my computer...I disabled the pin and went back to normal password and the problem went away.
     
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    I have not had any problems with the pin password on my Surface RT.
     
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    Maybe you should try the Pin PW and see if it was a one time or issue or is consistent.
     
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    blank screen

    Have you tried pushing the win-key? I have the same experience when logging on to my desktop computer, while having previously connected to it via rdp.
     

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