Windows 10: Lock screen showing comments now?

  1.    23 Apr 2016 #1

    Lock screen showing comments now?


    My lock screen, with Windows Spotlight - that changing screen that shows up before you log on to Windows, and asks "Do you like what you see?" - is now showing random comments on the screen... I have no idea where these are coming from. They look like social-media-type comments, one-liners about the picture being showed.
    WTF? Has anyone else seen this? How can I make it stop? I know I can change the Spotlight feature by switching to a static picture or slideshow in Personalization/Lock Screen, but honestly I kind of like Spotlight and was really enjoying it for a few months before these weird comments started showing up. Screenshot shows the settings I have currently (I never changed any of these):
    Detailed status: Calendar
    Quick status: Mail Calendar Phone Messaging
    Not really sure what those do, or if they are related to the problem.
    Thanks for any help!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       23 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello Samus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    That would be from "Windows spotlight" set as your lock screen background. If you like, set the background to "Picture" using an image you want for it instead to stop this.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    The status options are to let you know about any notifications or details for the selected apps.
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    EL Capitan
       23 Apr 2016 #3

    It is pulling from Bing.com. Waste of Internet if you ask me. Just set to shut down the screen, so that you do not burn out the inverter and light for the screen.
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  4.    23 Apr 2016 #4

    Thank you! But I know I can just disable the whole Spotlight. I just was hoping someone could tell me why the comments suddenly started appearing after months of nice quiet beautiful pictures, and if there was anyway to make them stop without turning off Spotlight.
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  5. Posts : 3,434
    EL Capitan
       23 Apr 2016 #5

    It is because it pulls those pictures off of Bing.com. Just disable the feature and set to place the monitor into sleep mode.
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