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Questions tagged [lock-screen]

Locking the computer screen prevents others from viewing or using it without unlocking it through a specific act.

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Keep Windows 10 lock screen spotlight pictures but turn off all texts hints/balloons

Windows 10 pushes "fun tips and facts" onto their lock screen. Example image from Windows Spotlight I would like a registry solution to: Leave Windows 10 Spotlight images turned on at lock screen ...
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How to disable the redirection to Windows lock screen during a remote desktop session

I was searching a Linux alternative to TeamViewer, for a remote desktop session on Windows 10, and so I discovered Remmina. I understood how to configure everything making it work, except for the ...
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Block screen lock to run if an app is running a specific task

My system is set up to lock the screen after 5 minutes. The screensaver starts just a few seconds before and then it locks. The problem I'm running is that if Final Cut Pro X is playing a Project (...
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Remove unwanted photos from Windows 10 lock screen background rotation

I have observed this phenomenon (bug?) where Windows decides to use ALL pictures from my library when I point Background to the Pictures folder. This means, it shows me photos from music album art ...
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How do I remove the clock shown on the Ubuntu lock screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I want the remove the digital clock from the lock screen because I just want to see a good wallpaper there, unobstructed. How do I go about this?
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How to override the default Windows 10 lock screen image for all users?

I would like to change the default Windows 10 lock screen image file shown below to something else.
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How to disable turning off screen in lockscreen on Windows Server 2016?

My workstation running Windows Server 2016 due some licence trick (as said my sysadmin). For faster login I disabled Ctrl+Alt+Delete option. Next lockscreen (like in customer Windows 10). But before ...
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Lock screen image goes to a default image after reboot

I have selected a custom lock screen image for my windows 10 machine. The image shows correctly if I press the lock button while logged in, but if I reboot the machine, the image shown on the lock ...
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Retrieve Custom Windows 10 Lock Screen Image

I am trying to retrieve the current Lock Screen image of my Windows 10 Surface which is quickly dying. The original file has been lost (only copy) and now the only one that remains is the one on the ...
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Disabled screen lock on macOS

Is there a way to disable the default behavior for macOS (10.13/10.14) of locking the screen x-amount of time after the screensaver or sleep begins? I have some Mac Minis in a computer lab. People ...
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windows 10 spotlight images are not in the Assets folder, contrary to previous answers

I'm using windows 10, and in the lock screen I see very nice scenery wallpaper. I'm trying to grab those jpg files so I can manually set them as my desktop wallpaper too. Doing this seems well ...
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Identify source of phantom screen locker in Mint + KDE via Kubuntu

Background I'm experimenting with running KDE on Linux Mint 19 (no longer offered). I followed the instructions in this post to add the Kubuntu KDE desktop to Mint: Started with a fresh install of ...
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How to run commands at lock screen on Windows 10?

How can I set up Windows 10 so that every time the user locks the screen (Win+L) then a list of commands are executed? Something like a command line operation, or execute a program, or close a program,...
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Windows 10 Pro computer locks out user after a minute of idle time regardless of the settings

I have a Windows 10 Pro (version 10.0.17134) computer that is part of our domain, that after a minute of idle time locks the user out. It is not a group policy issue, and we already looked at the ...
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Disable “link your phone” links and keep Windows Spotlight

I'd like to disable "Link your phone"-like notifications, but keep Windows Spotlight turned on. I found this answer, but it is not working. I have Windows 10 Pro: And I have disabled notifications, ...
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Lock screen after starting up Ubuntu

I have my "Main" account and "Guest Session" account on my Ubuntu 16.04. I have my Main account password protected. So when I lock account password is needed to open it. But the issue is when PC is ...
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Win-10: Is it possible to stop some given active app, upon entering 'lock-screen'? [duplicate]

While running on the Windows-10 desktop, when the 'lock-screen' enables (which happens either when I manually choose 'Lock' from cntrl-alt-del sequence, or when 'lock-screen' auto locks because my ...
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How do I change my lock screen picture automatically?

I want my lock screen picture to automatically change, so it is different everytime I log into my computer. I don't like the slideshow option as it adds a pan and zoom effect which annoys me. I have ...
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automatically reboot windows if it was on lock screen

I wanted to see if there is anyway on windows 10 that I can do a automatic reboot if device was on lock screen. the reason is our machines randomly stuck on lock screen which they will be fixed with ...
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Make Windows 10 show password prompt immediately instead of requiring an action first [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, when a computer is locked, you can just type the password immediately followed by enter and it will unlock. This is nifty because I can type the password before the monitors have even ...
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Why is my Windows lock screen spamming me?

I'm running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Cortana enabled. Suddenly this morning there is a small earth/globe icon on my lock screen with the words: "Watch. Play. Connect.". There is another ...
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Ubuntu, screen lock without screensaver

When I do not use my graphical session anymore, the screensaver automatically lock it and power off the screen to save energy. I want it to keep locking my session but not to power off the screen, is ...
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How to disable “link your phone” links on the lock screen?

Since the April update (which happened only two days ago for me), Windows 10 asks me to link my phone directly on my lock screen... in two different places on the same screen! How do I get rid of ...
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Windows 10 lock screen background different on startup

Ever since updating to 1709 (also known as the Fall Creators Update), Windows doesn't show my selected lock screen background when I start up my computer. It shows the default image. But when I go to ...
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Can't find specific Windows 10 Spotlight Lock-Screen Image

I'm looking for following Windows 10 Spotlight Lock-screen Image as a File: So far i tried: Grabbing it from the AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\...
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How do I change the default lock screen browser back to Windows Edge

I recently clicked a link on my Windows 10 lock screen that I was interested in. When the screen unlocked it asked if I wanted to use a different application to open this type of file. It defaults ...
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Turn off screen with password protection but no sleep

I want my pc to turn off the screen to save energy after 10 minutes But i don't want the pc to sleep in case it's download or processing something. And i want when i come back and the screen wake up, ...
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Windows 10 Spotlight lock screen not working

I believe this has been going on for some time but I just recently took notice of it. The Windows Spotlight lock screen is no longer working on my personal laptop. I am running Windows 10 Home ...
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PowerShell script to change desktop wallpaper images and lock screen images w/o logging into each account?

I want to know how I can make a PowerShell script that changes all of the desktop background images and lock screen images to (different) specific images without logging into each account. I'm trying ...
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Caffeine indicator does not disable lock screen in Ubuntu

I currently have an Ubuntu 16-04 installation on one of my computers and when I set it, the packages I installed included caffeine indicator and xscreensaver. I have noticed that while it worked on ...
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Windows spotlight not displaying vote button + “Some settings are hidden or managed by your organisation”

On Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, I was seeing spotlight background pictures on the lock screen, but while my home device would show a voting button and useful information about the picture,...
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Apps reverse positions on multiple monitors after resume from screen timeout

I'm getting a strange behavior on my Windows 10 64-bit setup recently. I have a laptop with two touch screen monitors. I generally have my Outlook open in the monitor on my left, Chrome open in the ...
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Gpo lockscreen issue

For our organisation we are using lockscreen GPO's to control acces for the users. Most users have a period of 2 minutes before their screen locks, but there are some who require 4 minutes. The issue ...
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Mute Windows 10 while screen is locked

When I take the laptop out of its bag and open it, I'd prefer if it didn't suddenly start playing a song or the sound of a movie, before I've successfully logged in. While it would be nice if the ...
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How can I show Oultook 2016 calendar appointments on win10 lock screen?

In a company setting, how a user can show Oultook 2016 calendar appointments on win 10 lock screen? EDIT: Ideally, the solution would use outlook directly. (and not use win 10 Calendar app)
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Password authentication takes forever on Ubuntu 16.04

I must clarify that it's not about SSH! So please don't mark it as duplicate, it's probably not! It's the simple login on Ubuntu that is taking forever, be it just after boot or on a lockscreen or ...
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Screen goes black exactly every half hour

My Windows 10 pro desktop has begun an annoying habit. Every half hour, at exactly :02 or :32, the screen turns off, exactly as if I had left the machine unattended or not touched the keyboard or ...
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How do I make a custom lock screen?

I would like to display the time as an analog clock on my lock screen, and I would like to show my battery percentage as a large loading bar stretching across my screen. Can I design a custom lock ...
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Is it safe to lock my computer during program installation?

While installing Git for Windows on my office PC, I was called away for a company meeting and needed to leave my workstation unattended. Company policy says that we should lock our screens with Win+...
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Windows 10 lock screen slideshow not working

I've been trying to get this to work for the past couple of days. I've been following tutorials found at other places to see if I can fix it (restarting Windows Search, looking at indexed folders, etc....
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Windows 10 - Show all users on lockscreen

I am connected to a workgroup in windows 10 pro 64bit. On the lockscreen it only shows logged on users, the last used user and other users. How do I display all users on my lockscreen?
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How can CMD be opened at locked screen? [duplicate]

So my computer had a no signal black screen for almost 8-9 maybe 13 years finally got the black screen off and turns out my aunt who I let use my pc put a password on my admin account. So I've looked ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Background as Lock Screen Image Automatically

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to automatically set the lock screen background of Windows 10 to whatever the current desktop wallpaper is, automatically, via a script (not an app, at least ...
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Voting button not showing on Windows 10 Lock Screen

on my Desktop PC I have Spotlight enabled and the background images on the lock screen change every day. However the"voting" button is not shown (Like what you see?). I like that feature because you ...
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Where does Windows 10 store background and lock screen pictures? [duplicate]

I am using one of the stock background pictures for my Windows Desktop background and would like to now make a slideshow as my background. I like the current stock picture that I have and would like ...
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How do I get rid of my PIN on Window 10?

I am just getting started using a Windows 10 based tablet computer; every time I want to use my new computer now, ever time the screen times out, I have to use my email password. I also do not want ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen always puts monitor to sleep after 60 seconds

I use Windows 10 at work, and for security reasons, I always lock my workstation when I leave the room for any reason. The problem is that my monitor is a Samsung 4K TV and the lock screen puts it to ...
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Windows 10 password prompt not showing on startup

I recently reinstalled windows because I was having some slow loading times after my GPU failed. I have since gotten a new GPU and had some driver issues, but have since fixed them. However since I ...
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The seconds displayed on the Windows 10 lockscreen clock are not updating

When I go to my lockscreen, Windows shows the time, but the seconds don't update. I took a screencap of my lockscreen and highlighted in red the part that isn't working. Basically, the minutes and ...
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Windows lock screen has foreign language links

There are two icons that look like globes with some foreign language (Chinese, Japanese, maybe) text that appear on my lock screen, and I'm not sure how they got there. One of them takes me to www....