Windows 10: Windows 10 does not lock when the screen powers off in spotlight

Discus and support Windows 10 does not lock when the screen powers off in spotlight in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I am using windows 10 pro 2004 version 19041.388 In the lock screen settings when I pick the background as windows spotlight when the screen powers... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by mdlmega, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. mdlmega Win User

    Windows 10 does not lock when the screen powers off in spotlight


    I am using windows 10 pro 2004 version 19041.388

    In the lock screen settings when I pick the background as windows spotlight when the screen powers off due to inactivity, when I move the mouse the screen comes back without the asking for password.

    When I pick the background as "Slideshow" after the screen powers off the lock screen appears when the mouse is moved.

    How can I make windows ask for password after the screen powers off when background is picked as windows spotlight?

    :)
     
    mdlmega, Jul 29, 2020
    #1
  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, Jul 29, 2020
    #2
  3. dalchina Win User
    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, Jul 29, 2020
    #3
  4. Solaris17 Win User

    Windows 10 does not lock when the screen powers off in spotlight

    Windows spotlight images (Lock screen)

    This is really dumb, but if you are like me and use spotlight for your windows lock screen images, I actually tend to like some of them alot. They rotate it seems every few days but it doesn't seem to delete them as often as it gets new ones.

    With that said I couldnt find anything similar online so I made a script that would pull the files from the folder buried in app data that keeps the files. They dont have an extension normally so I append the JPG extension too them.

    I create a folder on your desktop called spotlight and copy the files too it then run the conversion.

    I didn't spend forever on this so be nice but otherwise;

    Enjoy

    Code for the crazies:
    Spoiler Code: @Echo off title Spotlight Image Converter cls :checkPrivileges :: Check for Admin by accessing protected stuff. This calls net(#).exe and can stall if we don't kill it later. NET FILE 1>NUL 2>NUL if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto menu) else ( goto getPrivileges ) :getPrivileges :: Write vbs in temp to call batch as admin. if '%1'=='ELEV' (shift & goto menu) for /f "delims=: tokens=*" %%A in ('findstr /b ::- "%~f0"') do @Echo(%%A setlocal DisableDelayedExpansion set "batchPath=%~0" setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion Echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" Echo UAC.ShellExecute "!batchPath!", "ELEV", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" "%temp%\OEgetPrivileges.vbs" exit /B :menu Echo Windows 10 Lock screen image converter Echo. Echo Brought to you by Solaris17 of TPU Echo. Echo This will make a folder on your desktop called "Spotlight" Echo. Echo It will copy the lockscreen images to the folder then convert them to JPEG format. Echo. Echo Let me know when you are ready. Echo. Pause goto copy :copy @Echo off CLS Echo. Echo Converting and copy in progress... Echo. mkdir %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight > nul 2>&1 timeout 5 >nul robocopy %userprofile%\appdata\local\packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\ %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight /copyall /E > nul 2>&1 ren %userprofile%\Desktop\Spotlight\* *.jpg > nul 2>&1 Echo Done!! Echo. pause[/quote]
     
    Solaris17, Jul 29, 2020
    #4
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