We usually face it once every day, well at least those of you who shut off your computer at the end of the day, and after awhile that default Windows 7 Logon Screen becomes boring as hell. Most of us won’t care because it is never there for very long but some people I am sure would love to be able to change it.
As with previous versions of Windows changing the logon area isn’t the easiest thing to do but the team over at AddictiveTips have the low-down on a rather nice portable utility that will let you change that logon screen top something more of your liking.
Windows Logon Editor is an advanced portable (yes, portable!) Windows 7 Logon Screen Editor which addresses the need of users who want to fully customize the logon screen. Currently in beta, it works flawlessly in Windows 7.
Just run the executable to bring up the editor. It will open the logon screen which is currently in use. The tool bars have a set of options and numerous features to overhaul the logon screen. The best part is you can restore the logon screen if something goes wrong. The Preview menu refers to generic layout of the design from where you can change design size, toggle default/user picture, change user name, and interestingly change the Windows 7 branding names, such as, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, and Windows 7 Professional.
You can grab your own copy from the Logon Editor page at deviantART but here’s a couple of screenshots courtesy of the guys at AddictiveTips.