1.    23 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro

    how actually choose which TYPES of pics displayed in Spotlight?


    How to I get to choose which pictures Windows Spotlight shows in the Lockscreen? It provides a box in which I am asked "do you like what you see?" .... but when I left- or rt.-click on it, bypasses that step and immediately goes to the Sign-in screen, giving me no chance to choose!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    23 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,524
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Airider View Post
    How to I get to choose which pictures Windows Spotlight shows in the Lockscreen? It provides a box in which I am asked "do you like what you see?" .... but when I left- or rt.-click on it, bypasses that step and immediately goes to the Sign-in screen, giving me no chance to choose!
    Use WinKey+L to lock the screen again. You need to click on the 'I like it!' or 'Not a fan' boxes which appear if you hover over 'do you like what you see?'. Do that and it should then say something like '...well show you more of the same' (or '...something different' if you said No).

    Rate Windows Spotlight Background Images on Lock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Jul 2017 at 10:20. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    23 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Tried that suggestion 4 times just now. No luck
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    24 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,055
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    To be precise, I think you "mouse over"
    "do you like what you see?"
    and then the options appear for you to express your opinion. Perhaps you are clicking when you shouldn't.

    Then click on the appropriate one.

    Note: on the rare occasions I've used Win key +L I noted I don't always see "do you like what you see?"
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    24 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Well I wish I knew that before: now trying to reset Spotlight it is totally non-functioning! Gone! And I cannot re-install Win10

    Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Jul 2017 at 14:12. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    24 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,524
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Airider View Post
    ...trying to reset Spotlight it is totally non-functioning! Gone!...
    What did you do to 'reset Spotlight' ? It has a reputation for being fragile, doing anything other than use the controls in Settings can break it. Modifying the contents of its Assets folder in %localappdata% and especially modifying any of its registry settings can have unexpected consequences (as I once learned the hard way).

    ...And I cannot re-install Win10
    I'm not clear what you mean by that, either. Maybe you mean a clean install would mean reinstalling a lot of software (some of which you may no longer have the install media for). Anyone can 'upgrade' to the version of Windows 10 they currently have as a way to repair a 'broken' system. It's called an in-place repair upgrade and keeps all user files and installed apps. It was how I repaired my Spotlight after breaking it by poking around in its registry.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    25 Jul 2017 #7
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Solved by changing the problem:

    Gave up on ineffective "delicate" non-functioning Spotlight and instead simply (and safely) downloaded free Dynamic Theme app. Have set "daily Bing image as dynamic tile of application" for Lockscreen

    Works, and when it would provide a pic I dislike, have now several good, quick and easy options, including using for Lockscreen that day a specific Windows picture I happen to really like
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Cat Pics(Siberian and Scala)!!
Here is a great picture of our cats(Siberian and Scala).. http://i.imgur.com/mnXo7aM.jpg
Chillout Room
Shrink pics
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh, just found out that there is no right click on a pic and then choose to shrink it in Win 10 like there was in Win 7.
General Support
a few pics to chill you off
Took these composite pics this morning, hope you like them: 31778 31779 TC :)
Chillout Room
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:43.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums