Windows 10: Windows Spotlight

Discus and support Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have tried everything! For years, I shut down my computer and when it starts up, the spotlight picture of a cave/water shows up. I have added more... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ChristineMariscal, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Windows Spotlight

    I have tried everything! For years, I shut down my computer and when it starts up, the spotlight picture of a cave/water shows up. I have added more pictures, my lock screen is 5 sport pictures, I even typed in a command, powershell, deleted the old files, bla, bla, bla. It still randomly shows up. I got my laptop on 2015, and I am soo sick of this picture. Intrusive.

    ChristineMariscal, Oct 26, 2020
  2. Rose Cal Win User



    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, Oct 26, 2020
  3. Dyan Rey Win User
    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen


    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, Oct 26, 2020
  4. Alden Rey Win User

    Windows Spotlight

    windows spotlight

    Hi Leland,

    Windows Spotlight is a nifty feature in Windows 10. It can downloads pictures and advertisements from Bing and then displays them on your lock screen. Besides, you can mark whether you wish to see more or less images of a similar type.

    To sort out your concern, simply follow the steps provided below:

    • Go to privacy settings:
    • Background apps turn on
    • For spottlight setting app must be on.
    • You can now use spottlight in personalisation tab.

    We also suggest to re-register your Windows Spotlight by following the steps provided by
    Kapil Arya MVP on this

    Should you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Alden Rey, Oct 26, 2020

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