Windows 10: Windows switching to Lock screen?

Discus and support Windows switching to Lock screen? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have set everything to "Never" so that my Windows 10 never goes to sleep, yet if I leave my PC (desktop) for a short while, Windows reverts to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Willabong, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Willabong Win User

    Windows switching to Lock screen?


    I have set everything to "Never" so that my Windows 10 never goes to sleep, yet if I leave my PC (desktop) for a short while, Windows reverts to the lock screen. I have checked and double checked the settings and all are set to "Never".
    Any idea what is wrong and how to fix it please? Or have I missed something?

    System: Power and sleep - Both "Screen and Sleep" set to "Never".

    Personalisation: Lock screen - Background "Windows spotlight".

    Windows 10 home 64bit, version 1909 fully up to date, 32 gig ram.

    :)
     
    Willabong, Mar 14, 2020
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  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, Mar 14, 2020
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Switch user from lock screen

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you want to switch user from lock screen. I’ll certainly help you with the steps.



    Once you lock the computer, to switch from one user account to another from the lock screen, select the user name from the list of available users at the bottom left of the sign-in screen, enter the credentials to sign-in.



    Below is a screenshot of lock screen for reference:




    Windows switching to Lock screen? c2a15387-8165-46f6-8ab0-904d80af2e1b?upload=true.jpg




    However, if you wish to switch user without locking the computer, refer the steps mentioned in the article

    How to switch users (accounts) in Windows 10




    Let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to help you.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Mar 14, 2020
    #3
  4. Windows switching to Lock screen?

    Windows 10 Lock Screen backround turns black

    Hi Keilth,

    To resolve your issue with your devices lock screen, follow the steps below:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click Personalization, then select Lock screen.
    • On the drop-down option, select Picture.
    • Choose a picture you want to show on your lock screen.
    • Restart your device.
    • Then repeat step 1 and step 2.
    • Now on the drop-down, switch it back to Windows spotlight.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Eugene deV, Mar 14, 2020
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