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Chapter 13. Changing XP Logon Screens an... > Understanding Logon and Boot Screens

Understanding Logon and Boot Screens

Logon and boot screens provide the finishing touches to a Windows XP skin. But what are these interface elements, and how do they work?

A logon screen appears when you log on to Windows. The same logon image also appears when you log off Windows. The logon screen is a bitmap image that is displayed by an executable file named logonui.exe. So, the logon program uses a background file in much the same way that you can place a background image on the Windows desktop.


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