Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?

Last Update Date : Apr 04. 2018

Lock Screen Cutomization

You can customize the image and functionality of the lock screen. To customize your lock screen, follow the steps below.

1 Press the Windows key and C key or place your cursor in the top right corner of the screen, to open the Charms menu.
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Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?
2 Select Settings from the Charms menu.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?
3 Click on Change PC Settings in the lower right corner.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?
4 Under PC Settings, select Personalize.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?
5 Lock screen is automatically selected. You can click on any of the pre-set lock screen images to set them as your lock screen background.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?

Set Your Own Image As The Lock Screen Background

If you would like to set your own image as the lock screen background, follow the steps below.

1 Click on Browse located under the pre-set lock screen images.
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2 The Files Pictures page displays all of the images you have stored in your Pictures folder. Select the picture you would like to set as your lock screen background and click Choose picture from the lower right corner.

NOTE: If your pictures are located in a different location, click on V next to Files to select the correct folder.

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Select Lock Screen Apps

Lock screen apps are apps that run in the background when your PC is locked. Selecting Lock screen apps will allow you to receive status updates and notifications for your apps. For example, if you select the e-mail app as a lock screen app, you will get notifications that you have a new e-mail, even when your PC is locked. To select Lock screen apps, follow the steps below:

1 Under the Lock screen apps header, click on one of the grey boxes.
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2 The available lock screen apps will appear. Click on one to select it.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?
3 If you don't want one of the set apps, click on 'Don't show quick status here'. The box will appear as a + sign when not in use.
4 You can also set one app to display detailed status information on the lock screen. Click on the box under 'Choose an app to display detailed status' to select your detailed lock screen app.
Can I Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8?

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