Users who have been using Windows 7 or Windows 8 for a while must be knowing about the Ease of Access button located on the lower-left of the logon screen. The button gives quick access to narrator, magnifier, high contrast, on-screen keyboard, sticky keys and filter keys. These options and programs make your computer easier to use.
As we all know, majority of Windows users don’t use these programs and options, at least don’t launch them from the logon screen. So, why not replace the Ease of access button with useful applications such as Registry Editor, Run dialog, or Task Manager?
In the past, we covered about a free tool named Ease of Access Button Replacer to replace the default Ease of Access with screenshot tool, Command Prompt, or Run dialog tool. The developer of the program has just updated the tool with more options, and it now supports Windows 8 as well.
Ease Of Access Replacer is a free software that lets you easily launch logon screen screenshot tool, lock screen screenshot tool (for Windows 8), Command Prompt, PowerShell, Registry Editor, Run dialog, and Task Manager right from the logon screen. That is, for example, you can take the lock screen or logon screen screenshot without a virtual machine and also perform various actions from Task Manager and Run dialog.
How to use this tool:
Step 1: Download EOAR zip file, extract it, run EOAR (.exe) as administrator, click Install button to replace the Ease of Access button with EAOR.
Step 2: Logoff or restart your computer to apply the change.
Step 3: From now onwards, whenever you are on the logon screen, simply click the Ease of Access button (appears in the lower left-hand) to see above mentioned programs.
Ease of Access Replacer is compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7 as well as Windows 8. The tool creates a system restore before replacing the original files. The lock screen screenshot tool may take a while to capture the screen. Please note that when you use take a screenshot of Lock screen or logon screen using the EAOR, the screenshot is saved in C:\Screenshots.