Windows 10 Anniversary Update shows location origin for Spotlight images

With the latest changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is represented by the stable build 14393.105, Microsoft added a small new feature to the Spotlight Lock Screen background. Now it shows the location where the image was taken, that is, the origin of the photograph shown on the Lock screen. This can be seen by clicking or tapping a special button.

Windows Spotlight is a nice Windows 10 feature which allows you to have a random image shown on the Lock screen every time you see the Lock screen. 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.

To see this information, you need to lock the computer from your current user account. This information is not available when you sign out from your working session. While the Lock screen is still shown, it does not provide details, at least as of this writing.

But once your session is locked after signing in, the Lock screen shows a Camera icon on the top right corner of the screen. If you hover over it, it shows the location of the place photographed in the image:

Windows Spotlight is probably the best feature of Windows 10. Check out our Lock Screen image collections available for download here: Download 171 Windows Spotlight images from Windows 10.

If you are not a fan of the Lock screen, you can disable it. See these articles:

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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