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  1. BUG - Windows 10 lock screen Spotlight unlocks without even entering a password when auto...


    Hello,


    This is a SERIOUS security issue with Windows 10, so I hope someone will take it seriously. I did not find any way of reporting a bug to Windows other than with the Feedback tool, which I don't use because I don't want to link my computer to a Windows account.


    PROBLEM:

    • Since a few weeks, when my computer laptop locks from inactivity, the Spotlight screen takes over, like it always did. However, a simple click of the mouse or pressing enter will remove the Spotlight screen goes up like a blind without even having to enter my password.
    • The box to enter the password is really there, ready to receive my password, but as soon as I click or hit enter, computer unlocks without even a password.
    • This does not happen if I manually lock the computer or if I boot or come out of sleep.
    • The screen saver is set to "ask password on resume".
    • Everything else is like it always was and it used to work just like expected.
    • I inspired myself of the post here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...word-set/df719d7f-3a6e-4722-a0bd-5851d6e4152d to do a bit of troubleshooting and I am pretty sure all my settings are ok.

    This is EXTREMELY SERIOUS Microsoft... Computer is supposed to be locked and protected by password and it unlocks without even entering a password... How worse can it go....

    :)
     
    _____Phil_____, Jan 14, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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  2. Dyan Rey Win User

    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen

    Hi,

    There are multiple causes on why you're encountering this issue. To further troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you disable and re-enable Spotlight. Simply follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on the desktop and open Personalize.
    • Open Lock Screen tab.
    • Under Background, switch from Windows Spotlight to a Picture or the Slideshow.
    • Click OK and close the Window.
    • Now Log off and log in.
    • Navigate to Lock screen and enable Windows Spotlight again.

    Let us know how it works.
     
  3. How to fix problems with lock screen images (Windows Spotlight)

    This Windows 10 Tip
    highlights the Windows Spotlight setting, which automatically uploads beautiful images of scenery daily from around the world for the background on the lock screen.

    What steps should I try if I’m having trouble with Windows Spotlight?
    For example, what should I do if:

    • The Windows Spotlight image doesn’t appear on the lock screen.
    • The Windows Spotlight image doesn’t appear on the sign-in screen.
    • The Windows Spotlight option doesn’t appear in my lock screen settings.
    • The Windows Spotlight image isn’t changing. (It shows the same image every day.)
     
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    BUG - Windows 10 lock screen Spotlight unlocks without even entering a password when auto...

    Spotlight

    Hi,

    Windows spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images and occasionally offers suggestions on the lock screen. For us to better isolate your concern, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Is there a way for you to provide us a screenshot?
    • Have you made any recent changes before this issue occur?
    • Are you able to use spotlight before?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow these steps to modify Lock screen background to spotlight:

    • Open Settings.
    • Click Personalization and select Lock screen.
    • Under Background, choose Windows spotlight.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
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