1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 98
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
       03 Jul 2015 #1

    Lockscreen/Background


    I have tried a few Builds of win 10 so far, with no crashes. Have been happy with the looks and it has run all my programs so far. Right now I am on Build 10159. But there is one thing that is not working like in Windows 8/8.1: The Lockscreen/Background settings. For instance it can be tricky to change the background picture to a slideshow. The icon for pictures in One Drive is no different to MY eyes than the icon to the PC pictures. Also, if you click on them to remove one, there is no reaction, no matter how hard I try.
    When it comes to the Lockscreen, it only allows specific apps; you cannot add the weather for instance. So, overall, that section of the features is not flexible in my estimation. Speaking about the weather app, when you click on that tile in Metro, you have your local weather ok, but it doesn't stay on the preview, like in Windows 8/8.1.
    Finally, when I run win 10 on my laptop, with the same settings as on my PC, the lockscreen does not kick in after a period of inactivity.
    Does anyone else experience these flaws? How can I fix that?
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  2.    06 Jul 2015 #2

    gallicbear said: View Post
    I have tried a few Builds of win 10 so far, with no crashes. Have been happy with the looks and it has run all my programs so far. Right now I am on Build 10159. But there is one thing that is not working like in Windows 8/8.1: The Lockscreen/Background settings. For instance it can be tricky to change the background picture to a slideshow. The icon for pictures in One Drive is no different to MY eyes than the icon to the PC pictures. Also, if you click on them to remove one, there is no reaction, no matter how hard I try.
    When it comes to the Lockscreen, it only allows specific apps; you cannot add the weather for instance. So, overall, that section of the features is not flexible in my estimation. Speaking about the weather app, when you click on that tile in Metro, you have your local weather ok, but it doesn't stay on the preview, like in Windows 8/8.1.
    Finally, when I run win 10 on my laptop, with the same settings as on my PC, the lockscreen does not kick in after a period of inactivity.
    Does anyone else experience these flaws? How can I fix that?
    Slideshow is working, but you just need to select the right folder where you want the pictures to scrape from. It's currently borked and doesn't allow letting you choose your own images out of the folder. I've sent feedback and hopefully this gets addressed soon. Just pick a folder and set it to slideshow, set to 1 minute or your desired length and they'll eventually work.

    The lock screen currently doesn't have the ability to show status for weather as it did in the past, at least in build 10162. The best way to get this working again is to send feedback through the app.

    The lock screen can be set to come on in Settings>Lock screen>Advanced slideshow settings and turn on "When my PC is inactive, show lock screen instead of turning off the screen."
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 98
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
       06 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks, Eminent. After playing with it some more, I got the slideshow working. Since it doesn't have the settings on when to start, I have found that the best way is to get the screensaver going first, with the inactivity timeout, and checking the 'on resume, display logon screen'. Then the lockscreen slideshow uses those settings and it works. No matter how hard I try otherwise, it doesn't work if I don't have first some settings in the screensaver. Also, I actually sent feedback concerning the weather app already.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 5
    Windows Technical Preview
       10 Jul 2015 #4

    EMINENT said: View Post
    Slideshow is working, but you just need to select the right folder where you want the pictures to scrape from.
    Running 10162 and I am unable to set a network directory as the source for the background slideshow. Is it just me or is this not yet fully baked yet? It works fine if I copy all the BGs to a local directory, just no go on the network.
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