Windows 10: locking myself out of time settings

Discus and support locking myself out of time settings in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Background: Hi I'm using an app called cold turkey to block problematic distractions while I'm working but it doesn't work that well since it doesn't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by profPlum, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. profPlum Win User

    locking myself out of time settings


    Background:

    Hi I'm using an app called cold turkey to block problematic distractions while I'm working but it doesn't work that well since it doesn't block myself from changing the time settings (i.e. I can circumvent a block by making it 'next year now'). The guy who wrote the app suggested me blocking the win10 settings app & rundll32.exe (rundll32.exe is used by the control panel to modify date & time). But as you can imagine this causes a whole bunch of other issues & already broke one windows installation.


    Questions:

    1. I wanted to know if there is any reasonable way to block myself from accessing time settings like forcing them to always be set automatically for example. Is there anything with user groups I could do to achieve this?

    2. If not I'm also a C/C++ programmer and I'm up to the task of writing a driver if necessary, but if so I would also would like to know if there is anywhere I should look in the windows docs for useful API to do this?


    ^^ Also regarding #2: it is important that whatever I make remain backwards compatible so if you know roughly how to do this, or whether it's even possible that info would be very useful, thank you.

    :)
     
    profPlum, Dec 28, 2018
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    windows 10 lock screen slideshow timing...

    Hello Andrew,

    I understand your concern and we will try our best to help you resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps. Refer to the below steps:


    • Type Lock screen in the search bar and press enter

    • Select Advanced Slideshow settings

    • Click on Turn off screen after slideshow has played for and select the time limit
    Let us know if you need more information and we'll be happy to assist.
     
    Arul_D, Dec 28, 2018
    #2
  3. lock screen not showing photo i set...

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern on Microsoft Answer Community.

    We need few information.

    • What is the Windows 10 version?
    • Did you made any recent changes on the PC?
    • Does the lock screen picture changes all the time?

    We would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and let us know if that helps.

    1. Press Windows and I from the keyboard.
    2. Click on Personalization, then click
      Lock screen from the left pane.
    3. Set the Background as
      picture
      , select the picture you want to setup under Choose your picture.

    Hope it helps.

    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Dec 28, 2018
    #3
  4. Johan45 Win User

    locking myself out of time settings

    AMD FX OC'ers Club

    That's what the auto setting will do since you're over the 1333 mark it jumps to the next step which isn't listed or officially supported I assume by that ram.

    At this point though I would suggest dropping the multi one step or .5 so that we can get something stable and possibly take the heat issue out of the picture for now.
     
    Johan45, Dec 28, 2018
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