Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Lock Screen Customizer is a new software by Winaero. It allows you to tweak and extend
the options of the Lock Screen in Windows 8. It has nice UI with live preview of the changes you made:

Windows 8.1 users, a new version 1.0.0.1 for you is ready. Check it out below!

It allows you to change the following options of the Lock Screen:

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in Windows 8

  • background image;
  • date language;
  • time format (12/24 hours)
  • color set for sign in screen;
  • add Lock Screen Slideshow with autochanging background images every time you sign in.
  • enable verbose logon messages (see video below);
  • disable Lock Screen.

in Windows 8.1

  • the background image of the default Lock Screen;
  • the background color of the default Lock Screen;
  • date language;
  • time format (12/24 hours)
  • enable verbose logon messages (see video below);
  • disable Lock Screen.

Overview of the Windows 8 version:

While some of those settings like background image or color set are available via the Modern Control panel of Windows 8, others are inaccessible and have no user interface.
Lock Screen Customizer tries to fix this and provide to you options to take the full control of your Lock Screen.

For example, you can change the background image of the Lock Screen. However, when you sign out, you will see not your image but that green Seattle picture. This is the "default" Lock Screen, which has no customization options!

With help of Lock Screen Customizer you will be able to apply all your preferences to that default Lock Screen.

Lock Screen Slideshow
Lock Screen Customizer has a nice feature that I called as "Lock Screen Slideshow". If enabled, it will change Lock Screen background image every time you sign in. So every time you logged in you will get the new image at Lock Screen.

You can also enable this feature for the default Lock Screen, so it's background will be also changed with image of your Lock Screen.

Lock Screen Customizer in action (Windows 8 version)

Overview of the Windows 8.1 version:


Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1, along with date and time formats tweaking, allows you to change the sign in color and the background image of the default Lock Screen. Please note that you don't need 3rd party lock screen slideshow anymore, Windows 8.1 provides the native one.

Lock Screen Customizer in action (Windows 8.1 version)

How to change the default Lock Screen appearance in Windows 8.1:

Lock Screen Customizer supports the following OS:

  • Windows 8 x86
  • Windows 8 x64
  • Windows 8.1 x86
  • Windows 8.1 x64.

It is portable, freeware and supports multi-language UI.

How to translate Lock Screen Customizer in your native language

Currently the list of available translations looks like follows:
Windows 8 version:

  • English - created by Winaero
  • Russian - created by Winaero
  • Czech - created by JaGoTu and moderate
  • Arabic - created by "AirportsFan"
  • Hungarian - created by "BlueEyes Helpdesk".
  • Ukrainian - created by Dmytro Zikrach
  • German - created by Wolfgang Lenz
  • Khmer - created by Leakhanak Nguon
  • Spanish - created by Andrйs Pedraza Granados and Jose
  • Brazilian (Portuguese-BR) - created by Daniel Pablo Sheng
  • Romanian - created by "sas33".
  • Danish - created by Ole Kjeldsen.

Windows 8.1 version:
Coming soon.

Many thanks to all translators!
If you want to translate Lock Screen Customizer into your native language, then rename the Languages\English_template.ini file into YouLanguage.ini and translate all strings included into that file. Don't forget to share with me your translation - I will include it with the app. Thanks in advance. My Email is hb860[nice little dog]live.ru.

Also, I would like to say thanks to my friend Vishal Gupta for the following article which was useful for me.

Lock Screen Customizer's tweaks and tricks will be described in our blog soon, so follow the news in case you are interested.

The Change Log

v.1.0.0.1 (Windows 8.1 version)
Added ability to change the default Lock Screen background image!
Added ability to change the default Lock Screen background color!
Version numbers are similar to Windows 8 version

v.1.0.0.1
Minor bugfixes.
The separate app for Windows 8.1
v1.0
Initial release

Lock Screen Customizer can be downloaded from here:
Download "Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8"

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