Windows 10: Windows Spotlight Question

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  1.    01 May 2017 #1

    Windows Spotlight Question


    Hey just a quick question regarding windows spotlight.

    Normally I dont lock my PC as its in my room and nobody else uses it except for me. I was just wondering should the backgrounds change if you have it set to Lock screen windows spotlight so you only see the screen following a reboot or normal shutdown? Or is it more likely to change if you lock the screen during normal activity?

    Many thanks
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  2. Posts : 31,299
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       01 May 2017 #2

    Hello Antjac, :)

    It doesn't matter which way you lock the computer.

    Windows Spotlight will display different backgrounds daily that you can select that you like or don't like to help train the service to show you images you like.

    Change Lock Screen Background in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  3.    01 May 2017 #3

    Many thanks Brink. Lately my spotlight images don't seem to refresh unless I physically select the Windows Spotlight option again in Personalisation so I was just wondering if I had to lock my PC when I sign in in order for it to refresh automatically
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       01 May 2017 #4

    It should automatically update for you without having to lock the computer first.

    What build do you currently have installed? It may be a glitch in that build.
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  5.    01 May 2017 #5

    I have the latest version 1703 and build 15063.250

    I have done a few tips and tricks I've seen online today just to see if that helps but just trying to cover all bases really
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       01 May 2017 #6

    You might see if re-registering content delivery manager in an elevated PowerShell with the command below may be able to help.

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager -allusers | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode}
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  7.    01 May 2017 #7

    Many thanks Brink I will try that and report back. Will this re-register all the apps?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
       01 May 2017 #8

    No. Just that one.
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  9.    01 May 2017 #9

    Many thanks Brink. Just performed the command. I pressed enter and there was no response either way in Powershell just the next line. I will reboot
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  10. Posts : 8,090
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 May 2017 #10

    AntJac said: View Post
    I have the latest version 1703 and build 15063.250

    I have done a few tips and tricks I've seen online today just to see if that helps...
    Be very careful what you try. Spotlight can be temperamental if you poke around in the registry. Back in 1607 I 'liked' on of my Spotlight images so it stuck around for a while. When I got thoroughly sick of seeing it I tried to hack the registry to 'un-like' it. Instead I completely broke Spotlight - took an in-place repair install too get it working again

    Still working today on 15063.250. Changes more or less daily, but doesn't seem to be a strict '24 hours'. You may be seeing a limited selection of images. Getting new images seems to be one of the things that doesn't download over a metered connection, so you might try turning that off (if you use it).
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