Windows 10: Lock Screen Widgets and Spotlight desktop background are in Release Preview

Microsoft has released a new patch for Windows 10 Insiders who are on the Release Preview channel. The newly released KB5035941 targets Windows 10 22H2 and adds new Lock Screen Widgets and adds the ability to set Windows Spotlight as your desktop wallpaper.


Windows 10 Lock screen, in addition to weather, can now show traffic, NBA sports, stocks and currency rates. The widgets use the same sources as the MSN website.

Windows 10 New Lock Screen Widgets

What's new in KB5035941, Windows 10 22H2 Build 19045.4239

  • New! This update adds Windows Spotlight to your desktop background. This feature displays new images as your desktop wallpaper. If you want to know more about an image, click or tap the Learn More button, which takes you to Bing. To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background. Choose Windows spotlight.

    Note This feature might not be available to all users because it will roll out gradually.

  • New!This update adds more content to your lock screen. In addition to weather, sports, traffic, and finance content will appear.  To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Lockscreen.

    Note This feature might not be available to all users because it will roll out gradually.

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. It does not open sometimes.
  • When you sign in, you might see a message that invites you to upgrade to Windows 11. This message only appears if your device is eligible for an upgrade.

The patch is also available via the Microsoft Update Catalog, but keep in mind that it requires the March 22, 2022 (KB5011543) or later LCU for offline servicing. If your image doens't have it, you must install the special standalone May 10, 2022 SSU (KB5014032).

Finally, it is worth noting that the same widgets are also coming to the Windows 11 Lock Screen.

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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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