lock username for dial up connection xp

January 9, 2015 at 08:31:40
Specs: Windows XP, 650 /256mb
how do i lock username for dial up connection xp. when it popos up sometimes an accidental mouse or keyboard movement clears the name in the filed. Can it be locked ?

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#1
January 9, 2015 at 09:21:42
Can you tell us a little more about your setup please?:

Computer make and model number.
Modem make and model number.
What browser you use (Internet Explorer maybe).
Any general info about the type of account and when this popup arrives.

There are often ways to save your user name and password.

Another possibility is to ask your server as this is the one area they are usually clued up about.

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#2
January 9, 2015 at 09:44:25
Sorry, I know what i want but nnot how to say it. sorta..

I have Windows Xp, in my "startup" folder I have a shortcut to my "dial-up connection" for my external DIAL-UP modem.

When my computer boots i get my XP desktop and then the Dial-up connection dialogue box appears and I usually click "connect" and it dials and I connect fine. (The 56K USB modem setup work perfect, really impressed with the cheap china unit)

The problem is.... when the dialogue box .appears if I bump the mouse or accidentally touch the keyboard the "highlighted" username is erased.

More annoying than anything else but i would like to know if there is a way to make that field unchangeable (having to setup a new connection if I wanted a different one)

Thanks
"Lost in time in dial-up hell"


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#3
January 9, 2015 at 10:23:00
Take the dial-up off of the startup list. Put a shortcut on the desktop & start it when you need it, that way you'll be less likely to "bump the mouse". And if you only have 256MB RAM, you really need to add more. XP performs poorly with that amount of memory, but I'm sure you already know that. 512MB should be considered the bare minimum, 1GB or more would be better.

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#4
January 9, 2015 at 12:38:46
Thanks for the reply, a patch ....... not THE solution.
I run a Briggs and Stratton Celeron 650mhz with 320 mb ram. XP SP3

It works quite well, many folks think newer/bigger is better but the trick is a light O/S.

This antique boat anchor actually blazes when connected to high speed. It is my couch surfer unit.( I occasionally take to a free wifi cafe)

(I have a Vista box Dual 3.0ghz, 7, 8 and 8.1boxes, I hate that windows just plays find the renamed windows 3.11 process or application. same sh!t different name)
We all know that windows has and runs many more services and apps than 90% of users need or use.

Back to the topic ......it's about knowing how to protect an input field more than solving the annoyance.


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#5
January 9, 2015 at 12:52:06
Has this annoyance always been there or did it just suddenly come along?
Did the install program for your un-named modem put the shortcut in Startup?

Looking at things your way I would have seen protecting an input field as yet another patch but probably more difficult to achieve.

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#6
January 9, 2015 at 18:06:48
The annoyance started when I finally said goodbye to 98SE. :(
If i remember correctly 95/95 had a check box to dial automatically. which bypassed the chance of "annoyance" :D
I put the shortcut in the start up along with "Pidgin"
The USB modem runs Conexant internal hardware.

If this gets figured out I can say i learned something and send someone a thumbs up :D


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#7
January 9, 2015 at 23:47:23
Strictly speaking your insertion into startup was an unorthodox patch which helped create the symptom, so I'm with #3 about un-patching it as by far the neatest and quickest way forward. You can then just toggle the connection box on and off as required.

Whatever, to achieve what you are after you are talking about program design which is not my scene. I suggest you try to work something out with AutoHotKey (free):
http://www.autohotkey.com/
I would need hands-on to help with the detail but it is surprising what you can make it do and it sounds as if it would be right up your street.

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#8
January 10, 2015 at 00:18:25
Is it connecting through an ISP? If so it may be easier to use their connection software instead of XP's dial up connection.

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#9
January 11, 2015 at 17:11:17
Hey
There is no ISP software for this dial-up. (Would probably used the same windows connection setup?)
I found the mouse cursor snap option, it puts the cursor on the "connect button" yet still highlights the user name.

I will find the solution......
Thanks for suggestions so far.


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#10
January 13, 2015 at 08:01:18
I'm just amazed that dial-up is still an option. :)

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#11
January 13, 2015 at 08:06:49
<<<I'm just amazed that dial-up is still an option. :)>>>

only for the wealthy :D


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#12
January 20, 2015 at 16:28:49
the snap mouse cursor thing seems to have done the job, it places cursor on the connect button so no more username erasures
Funny I can't seem to mark my posts as the "best answer"..... after receiving many notices to pick a winner......can Tom fix that?

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#13
January 20, 2015 at 16:50:25
Yes, I'm sure if you sit tight eventually your post will be given Best Answer - it has happened before.

I guess nobody thought of that mouse snap feature because few of us use it and it is not usually invoked by default. I tried it once and found it most annoying.

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