How to change Windows 10 Spotlight lock screen settings


There is no simple way to change the configuration settings for the Windows 10 Spotlight. Making those changes requires some pro-level techniques.

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One of the most commonly used personalization features in Microsoft Windows 10 is the ability to change the background images on the lock screen and the desktop. Whether it’s a photo of their family or pet, or a quote from their favorite author, people generally opt to change the default Microsoft-provided image to something with more personal significance. It has been this way since background images were first installed as a feature.

With recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has added a slight twist to the lock screen background choices with a feature called Spotlight. Used as intended, Windows 10 Spotlight displays a different high-quality photo on the lock screen every day based on the feedback it receives from the user. There is no simple way to change the configuration settings for Windows 10 Spotlight or to adjust what preferences the system has gleaned from previous feedback. Some advanced techniques are required.

This tutorial shows you how to change the default configuration settings for the Windows 10 Spotlight system located on the Windows 10 lock screen.

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How to change Windows 10 Spotlight lock screen settings

Figure A shows you what a typical Windows 10 Spotlight image looks like on the lock screen. A user may ask for more information on the image, provide some simple feedback, and get the latest news from Bing (upper left corner).

Figure A

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Figure A

Notice in Figure A that there is no provision to log in to Windows 10. To get there,…



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