I searched the forum and could not find a thread with a solution to this topic, so excuse me if this has been covered previously. In previous versions of OS X, you were able to view the Computer Name at the login screen prior to logging in. The text allowed you to click it and toggle through other information such as OS Version, Build number, Serial number, IP address, etc. This was extremely useful in a support environment, but it no longer seems like it is an option in Lion. You can see another example of how this works in Apple > About This Mac. Just click the Version 10.7 text below where it says Mac OS X. This exact info was on the login screen in Snow Leopard and previous version. Is there an alternative to this? I can't even click on the Battery and Airport icons that now displays on the login screen of Lion. They are grayed out. Is that to be expected?