Windows 10: For 10 minutes, the desktop was locked

Discus and support For 10 minutes, the desktop was locked in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I freshly installed 1809 Pro to a brand new XPS 15 9570. Once in Windows Explorer, I discovered the desktop to be completely locked. Wouldn't respond... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mauricev, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. mauricev Win User

    For 10 minutes, the desktop was locked


    I freshly installed 1809 Pro to a brand new XPS 15 9570. Once in Windows Explorer, I discovered the desktop to be completely locked. Wouldn't respond to clicks or right-clicks anywhere. Dragging This PC as if to make a shortcut on the desktop showed the "no smoking" sign.

    After about 10 minutes or so, Windows released the desktop, and now it's totally normal as if that never happened.

    Does anyone know what this phenomenon was?

    :)
     
    mauricev, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. No Lock screen in Windows 10.

    Hi,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if there is change in system settings.



    To assist you to better, please provided us the information below:

    • When you say that "rolling slideshow ", what exactly are you referring to?
    • When you say that "I can't activate it again.", are you referring that you are not able to Activate Windows 10?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps which you have performed to resolve the issue?
    I suggest you to follow the steps below to set the lock screen pictures.

    1. Right click on Desktop screen.

    2. Then click on Personalize.

    3. Click on Lock Screen.

    4. Try to select the lock screen picture.



    Please get back to us with an update on issue with Lock screen, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. wjburl Win User
    Windows 10 Creators Update - lock screen timeout

    Before the Creator's update, I had my desktop set to turn off the display and lock the screen after 10 minutes. Now the display turns off, but the screen is not locked. I tried the suggestion:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type these commands and press Enter afterwards:
      • powercfg.exe /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_VIDEO VIDEOCONLOCK 60
      • powercfg.exe /SETACTIVE SCHEME_CURRENT
    • Note that the 60 is the number of seconds your prefer.
    • Exit Command Prompt and lock your screen. Observe if the changes will take effect.

    This does not lock the screen on my system. I rebooted after I made the change. I did change the time from 60 to 600.
     
    wjburl, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. For 10 minutes, the desktop was locked

    Can i have the same preview layout like window 10 slideshow lock screen on window 10 slideshow desktop background ?

    Hi,

    You can have the same preview layout for your lock screen and desktop background slideshow as long as the photos are saved on the same folder. To change the desktop background picture to slideshow, please follow these steps:

    • Open the Settings app.
    • Click on Personalization.
    • Under Background, choose Slideshow.
    • Click on Browse, and then navigate to your slideshow folder that you have created to specify the directory.
    • Set the time interval. Under Change picture every choose your time preference of between 1 minute and 1 day.

    After customizing the desktop background, you'll need to configure the lock screen slideshow settings too. Follow the steps given on this article and select the same slideshow folder:

    Personalize your lock screen
    .

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Janeane Cru, Mar 15, 2019
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