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Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Lock Screen in Windows 10

The Lock screen was first introduced in Windows 8. It is a security feature which shows a fancy image when your PC is locked. By default, Lock screen shows notifications from installed apps. You may want to customize them. Windows 10 allows choosing apps that will show the detailed status and quick status. Here is how to configure this feature.

Change Lock Screen Slideshow Duration in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a fancy feature called Lock Screen Slideshow which allows you to play a slideshow of images from your pictures library when you lock your PC/Tablet.  Let's revisit the past for a moment , and you will see that this feature (formerly known as "Picture frame") had many tweakable parameters. Today, we will see how to configure Lock Screen Slideshow Duration in Windows 10.

Disable App Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10

The Lock screen was first introduced in Windows 8. It is a security feature which shows a fancy image when your PC is locked. By default, Lock screen shows notifications from installed apps. You may want to disable them for your own privacy and safety.

Disable the Network icon on Lock Screen in Windows 10

Out of the box, Windows 10 indicates the network connection's status on the Lock screen. A special icon shows if the network is accessible or not on the current device. Using a simple Registry tweak, you can hide that icon from the Lock screen.

Find the current Lock Screen image file in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a nice feature which allows you to have a random image shown on the Lock screen every time you see it. It downloads beautiful images from the Internet and shows them on your lock screen. So, every time you boot or lock Windows 10, you will see a new lovely image. If you would like to find the currently displayed Lock Screen image file on your disk drive, here is how it can be done.

Hide your email and user name from Windows 10 lock screen

Previously, we covered how to hide the last logged in user's name in Windows 10 from the sign in screen. Once you had applied that trick, you had to type your user name and password every time you signed in. But when you lock your Windows account using Win + L and walk away, some private details are still shown there. Many users are asking me how to hide these when you lock your PC. Hiding account details is especially useful when you are using a Microsoft Account because it exposes your email address. In this article, we will see how to hide the account information displayed when you lock your PC in Windows 10.

Disable ads on lock screen in Windows 10

It has come to our attention that Windows 10 has started showing ads to promote some apps right on the user's lock screen. When the Spotlight feature is enabled, it also promotes third party apps and products from the Store. Spotlight is only supposed to downloads and cycle through beautiful images. Here is how you can disable the promoted advertisements for apps.

How to change default lock screen image in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the lock screen image is shown in a number of cases. For instance, if you locked your user session using Win+L or by clicking the user image in the Start Menu, the lock screen image will appear and show the image which is set in your Settings -> Personalization -> Lock screen. But if you sign out or the screen is locked at the user list screen, then Windows 10 shows another image. This is the default lock screen. So, there are two completely separate lock screens in Windows 10. Here is how you can set the default lock screen image in Windows 10.

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