Windows 10: Can't Disable Lock Screen

Discus and support Can't Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This issue has plagued me since I've transitioned to Windows 8 and up. The Lock Screen feature (primarily ctrl + w) gets in the way of using certain... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Eranthis, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Eranthis Win User

    Can't Disable Lock Screen


    This issue has plagued me since I've transitioned to Windows 8 and up. The Lock Screen feature (primarily ctrl + w) gets in the way of using certain programs. I've tried a few methods, all of which either don't work or stopped working.

    Registry Editor

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    Local Group Policy Editor

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    And Winaero Tweaker

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    Is there any other way to disable this feature? It's the only problem I have with this OS. As I've said before, one of the methods worked fine but I feel that an update might have nullified my changes.

    :)
     
    Eranthis, Feb 13, 2016
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  2. P92ZZZ Win User

    Disable Lock Screen

    The lock screen randomly shuts down windows media player, interrupting my music. The other ways that lock screen interferes with my life are problematic, but that one is completely unacceptable.

    If I can't disable it, IT IS NOT A FEATURE
     
    P92ZZZ, Feb 13, 2016
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  3. 5800 firmware 40.0.005: Animated buttons not working with security-lock on :-(

    When you use Exchange sync you can't disable the security lock :-(

    Only way is to kill the "autolock" process.

    But I can't find any process managers that will work with touch-screen.
     
    LarsErik---01, Feb 13, 2016
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  4. b1rd Win User

    Can't Disable Lock Screen

    Hi Eranthis,

    Have a look at THIS article. Option #2 gives you a Registry option.

    I'm not sure how familiar you are with the Registry, but if you look at trying this method, it might be a good idea to set a Restoration Point first.



    Edit:
    It is possible the Winaero Tweaker program might have already made some Registry adjustments for you, but you'll have to see.

    Also saw this quote on the same site, however I am only passing this info on, as I've never tested any of it.
     
  5. Eranthis Win User
    Yeah, I believe winaero merely makes the registry option easier to do but as I've said, that method is ineffective.
     
    Eranthis, Feb 14, 2016
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Feb 14, 2016
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  7. Eranthis Win User
    I don't see how any of that would matter. Disabling that feature via Local Security Policy only adds an extra step to the lock screen. On or off, ctrl + w still locks me out.
     
    Eranthis, Feb 14, 2016
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't Disable Lock Screen

    When secure sign-in is enabled, you won't be able to disable the lock screen using the method below to no longer have it show at sign-in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    CTRL+W isn't related to the lock screen though. Could you please clarify?

    When you press CTRL+W in Internet Explorer, it'll close the current tab.

    When you press CTRL+W in File Explorer, it'll close the explorer window.
     
    Brink, Feb 14, 2016
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  9. Eranthis Win User
    ctrl + w for windows 10 (for me anyways) goes straight to the lock screen (like win + l). A friend mentioned his windows 10 doesn't have this feature so I'm not sure what's causing the problem but I've had it with both windows 8 and windows 10 now.
     
    Eranthis, Feb 14, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I don't have it do that in Windows 8 or 10 for me either. Do you have a program installed that may have added the keyboard shortcut??
     
    Brink, Feb 14, 2016
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  11. Eranthis Win User
    I can't think of any programs that would be causing it.
     
    Eranthis, Apr 4, 2018
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