Why my personalized lock screen isn't shown? You must assign full permission to the system account. Comments that do not — typically off-topic or content-free comments — will be removed. For example, the Weather app could show you detailed information about the weather and the Mail app can show you a notification icon if you have new emails waiting for you. Windows 8 rocks, so let's get that customization down for you. Process has become pretty more long-winded. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Changing the Lock Screen Picture where he said does indeed change the Background Screen when no one is logged in.
You'll need to be local admin for this. Along with it, you can easily tweak your system to boot direct to Desktop, either through in-built Task Scheduler or a third party replacement of Start Menu. The desktop mode is the normal full-featured desktop app and is opened on the Windows 8 desktop. You can narrow down different settings to just those which work in Windows 8 with Filters. However, you might also because of your personal reasons.
We have previously given , but these required the. Let me suggest my to get you started. Well, at least a copy of them are inside. In addition to the login and Start screen, these colors affect various menus and buttons, so be sure to pick a combination you like. This is below the series of stock Lock Screen backgrounds. You will now be shown a confirmation screen asking if you are sure you wish to disable the requirement to enter a password when waking up Windows 8. This should be below the Lock Screen background images.
Regards, Rajesh Govind - Microsoft Support Engineer. On Windows 8, you can. The lock screen changes in Windows 8. If the same user were to log back into their account, they will be brought to a login screen with a solid color background that displays their account picture. Windows Look for a key underneath Windows called Personalization. Unfortunately, it does not change the Lock Screen that appears when a user has been signed in and now signs out -- leaving Windows still running but nobody signed in.
You can't simply change it. On the Start screen or Metro Interface , move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner to open the Charms Menu and select Settings in it. Group Policy Editor is available only with Windows 8 Pro and above not standard. Fire up regedit, most easily by clicking on Start, then Run, or typing the Windows key + R, and typing regedit in the resulting dialog: You may need to confirm a prompt. If not, click Files, select the place where you save the pictures and find the photos.
The color shown on this screen is the same color used for your Start Screen background. Create your lock screen pictures in a separate folder, with exactly the same names as your 2 original files. It really surprises me that this simple thing was not thinked. Theoretically, you just need to tap a key and it slides off. By default, Windows 8 or 10 shows Lock Screen at startup, which displays the date ad well as notifications.
You can locate Personalization by the method below. I have changed the lock screen within my account, but I can't change the one that I beleive is for the default user. It added yet another step before you type the password. For the purposes of this document, this screen will be referred to as the User Lock Screen. You can choose one app to display detailed statuses and you can choose one app to show alarms. Unfortunately, Microsoft also uses Windows spotlight to sold in the Windows Store. Believe me, it was a security feature actually.
You have successfully changed your Lock Screen background! Thanks for wasting my time. Hi Tim, That setting does not work, it's for Windows 7. When using Internet Explorer 10 from the Start screen it is possible to switch to the desktop mode and open the same you are currently. Just click here and download the. This is very useful when you need to be away from your computer for a while and do not want other people to use it or access your documents. You are now ready to change your Lock Screen settings! This allows you to have multiple sites open at the same time that you can switch between as necessary. Configure that setting to use the image you prefer.
If it exists, click on it. Windows allows you to lock your screen so that others cannot access your computer without entering your password. Now click on the lock screen picture and browse to the picture you want to use. If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes. So, if you want to change the password for your computer, then you may have to create a Local account and then you can use that account to login to the computer. Once you have made this tweak, Windows will always go straight to the password prompt, skipping the new lock screen. By using this method, you can also get rid of very annoying feature which is devoted to tablets and not desktops, i.
You will see Desktop after it. By default, this is an illustrated image of the Seattle Space Needle. Step 3: Click on the browse button to browse to the image file that you want to use as the lock screen background. We hope you've enjoyed this post because you may also want to get rid of this feature like other users out there. Click the close button on the top right corner, or press the composite key of Alt+F4 to shut down Registry Editor. Hi Andrea, Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and posting your query on Microsoft Community Forums. Also, under the Personalize tab you can change the Start Screen view, Account picture and much more.