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2014-06-30 16:30:56 -0600 commented answer Gnome 3 GDM login using keyboard only?

Employing CTRL+ALT+TAB, then SPACE or ENTER does solve the issue after the screensaver has been displayed. You originally stated "[t]here must be a keyboard short-cut to select a user, or at least to flip focus to the user list that I can navigate with the cursor keys and Enter? For the life of me I can't find one." As far as I can see, this question has been resolved.

2014-06-14 12:53:16 -0600 answered a question Gnome 3 GDM login using keyboard only?

This is simply a combination of the answer by Jha Naman and the comment by Garreth Jones. It works for me, even helps get around an issue that Synergy has with displaying the cursor on the GDM login screen of a remote machine! Awesome! You'll need to use the following:

  1. CTRL+ALT+TAB, then
  2. SPACE or ENTER

In my case, there is only one login user displayed. When I press either SPACE or ENTER, it proceeds the password entry fields. I can't be sure what the behavior is, when more than one user is displayed.