Windows 10: Lock Screen/Windows Spotlight

Discus and support Lock Screen/Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, After installing W-10 feature update 1903, when booting up, my spotlight picture is a "blur" with the telltale circle of chess pieces in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Donp, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Donp Win User

    Lock Screen/Windows Spotlight


    Hi,
    After installing W-10 feature update 1903, when booting up, my spotlight picture is a "blur" with the telltale circle of chess pieces in the center. The chess pieces showed up on a previous update while back and I just let it go. But, at least my "picture" would update from time to time and allow me to "vote" on whether I liked it or was not a "fan". I have my system set to do a "normal" boot up instead of the "fast boot" choice. If I chose to shut my system down via the "sleep" mode, when I turn back on I will see a nice, new picture with choices as before the 1903 update. But, if I totally shut down and have a "normal" full boot up, I get the "blur" with the circle chess pieces (in focus) in the center of the screen. What's up with this ?

    :)
     
  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.
     
    Dyan Rey, Jun 16, 2019
    #2
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    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.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 16, 2019
    #3
  4. dalchina Win User

    Lock Screen/Windows Spotlight

    Windows Spotlight/Lock screen


    Hi, after many attempts, I got Spotlight back up and running. 'Like what you see' had disappeared, and the image wasn't changing when Spotlight was selected.

    I'm not sure which of this sequence proved effective. Maybe some combination.

    Note:
    1. Spotlight worked in another account if I switched to it.
    2. Deleting all images (they are jpg's with no extension) in
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assetsdid not solve the problem but the folder was repopulated when I enabled Spotlight. (Some report this not happening).

    3. Simply switching to Picture from Spotlight, and back again and trying the Lock screen did not help
    4. Re-registering all apps for the current account as suggested in one post did not help. (Note- there's no specific registration instruction related to Spotlight in the tutorial list).

    5. What worked? Finally, I made a random decision to 'Choose an app to show detailed status' (on the lock screen). I chose Weather.
    This worked.

    What stopped it working? I think possibly disabling the lock screen using Winaero's tweaker, then enabling it again.
     
    dalchina, Jun 16, 2019
    #4
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