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7/Vista Homestuck Bro Lockscreen by elrunethe2nd 7/Vista Homestuck Bro Lockscreen by elrunethe2nd
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GET IT HERE:
www.box.com/s/e1d9ksm6a0hncth0…


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Before we begin, this is for Vista and Windows 7. Not 8, not XP, not NT, not Server 2008, not Millenium, none of those. Not even 98 Special Edition or Neptune.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 only.



I also want to stress that this is fresh off my PC. I made it in an hour and tested it once on my primary installation of Windows. Take that how you will. Bug reports are welcome, and users should consider it in no way finished. I can't see how it could conceivably break your Windows install, however if you rely on services for commercial purposes or other personal stuff, think carefully and read what I've written.



So here is this.

What it is:

It's a lock screen spoofer. When your computer goes to lock screen, this appears over it. You can then hit ESC, Enter or click the hidden 'x' at the top right to close it. Think of it kind of like a screensaver of sorts.
edit: Having used it, I've noticed that it doesn't force focus away from the lock screen. You can actually ignore it entirely and type your password and hit enter to log in as normal. Neato.
It's coded in C# utilizing WPF for the GUI; very simple. You can actually interact with the text field if you want to impress friends.

How to use it [short]:

1) Run the setup file
2) Run the .bat on your desktop as Administrator
3) Enjoy.

How to use it [long]:

Run the setup.exe. I threw it together just now, so it isn't perfect.
This will place a shortcut to a .bat on your desktop. You can open it if you like.
It's contents literally consist only of:
C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727Inst allUtil "C:Program Files (x86)RuneLogonScreenLauncher.exe"
pause , and I made it so that people didn't have to type that out into a command prompt as admin, because that's annoying.

What this also does is install this: logonscreenlauncher.codeplex.c… to C:/Program Files(x86)/Rune
This is an application which allows a user to inject applications into the logon/lock screen via Windows services. It's open source, and if you don't trust my packaged version, you are welcome (and I won't hold it against you) to download the thing from there directly. Thanks to sw3103 for making this ingenious app without which we would be restricted to rebinding and hooking into the StickyKeys trigger.
This is where my app comes in. Also in C:/Program Files(x86)/Rune is OhHellNo.exe. This is the WPF app. It automatically fullscreens and assumes dominance over all other open windows to sit at the front. You are welcome to take this .exe only and run it standalone whenever you please.

Once the install is complete, right click and run the .bat as administrator. This will install the service and start it automatically. You will now be able to find, start and stop it in Start > Run > "Services.msc".
I have taken the liberty of preconfiguring the .xml file in C:/Program Files(x86)/Rune to automatically point towards the logon screen, so everything else is just good to go, in theory.


How to uninstall:

In theory, you should be able to just delete C:/Program Files(x86)/Rune.
If not, stop the Logon Application service in Start > Run > "Services.msc" and try again, or do it from Safe Mode where aftermarket services are disabled.

B-b-b-but I Don't Trust You!:

And that's fine. I don't trust you either. The source code is available here:
www.box.com/s/am26tiofam6bvz0p…

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Or here, on GitHub:

If you have a copy of Visual Studio 2012, you can compile it yourself.


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GET IT HERE:
www.box.com/s/e1d9ksm6a0hncth0…


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:iconbowtiesarecool10:
Nevermind it's working now. My sister hasn't figured out why I giggle whenever I open my laptop.
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:iconneondildo:
What'd be really cool is if you could replace the lock screen with this code entirely.
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it would. Microsoft however are shifting to their new login paradigm which is purportedly secure and prevents applications from capturing your details and therefore this is impossible unless you're an OEM builder or willing to dig through way more OS specific shell code than I am.

A more talented me may attempt it at some day in my life, but today is not that day.
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:iconwhiteligra:
It's cool but I don't think it fits my style- I'll fave it though just in case I change my mind :P
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:iconsasukeismywolf:
Well, this looks really cool, but I'm having some trouble getting it to work on my comp. It probably doesn't help that I'm kinda computer dumb lol. But anyway..... I get as far as running as administrator, then it tells me the install failed. I tried deleting it and starting over again, but it happens again. Please tell me where I'm being dumb at??? Hehe sorry....
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:iconeldritchoperator:
oh. my. god. THIS IS AWESOME
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elrunethe2nd Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're too kind. I try my best.
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Fidgetingg Feb 18, 2013
Couldnt get it to work :(
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elrunethe2nd Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What OS are you using, what'd you try?
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