Windows 10: Can't Disable Lock Screen

  1.    14 Feb 2016 #1

    Can't Disable Lock Screen


    This issue has plagued me since I've transitioned to Windows 8 and up. The Lock Screen feature (primarily ctrl + w) gets in the way of using certain programs. I've tried a few methods, all of which either don't work or stopped working.

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    Is there any other way to disable this feature? It's the only problem I have with this OS. As I've said before, one of the methods worked fine but I feel that an update might have nullified my changes.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi Eranthis,

    Have a look at THIS article. Option #2 gives you a Registry option.

    I'm not sure how familiar you are with the Registry, but if you look at trying this method, it might be a good idea to set a Restoration Point first.

    b1rd

    Edit:
    It is possible the Winaero Tweaker program might have already made some Registry adjustments for you, but you'll have to see.

    Also saw this quote on the same site, however I am only passing this info on, as I've never tested any of it.
    Easiest way :
    Windows + R
    Type: netplwiz
    Untick - Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
    Done
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Feb 2016 at 18:23. Reason: updated link for the same with more info
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #3

    b1rd said: View Post
    Hi Eranthis,

    Have a look at THIS article. Option #2 gives you a Registry option.

    I'm not sure how familiar you are with the Registry, but if you look at trying this method, it might be a good idea to set a Restoration Point first.

    b1rd

    Edit:
    It is possible the Winaero Tweaker program might have already made some Registry adjustments for you, but you'll have to see.

    Also saw this quote on the same site, however I am only passing this info on, as I've never tested any of it.
    Yeah, I believe winaero merely makes the registry option easier to do but as I've said, that method is ineffective.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Feb 2016 #4

    Hello Eranthis, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Double check to make sure that you have secure sign-in disabled. If enabled, you can't disable the lock screen.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Eranthis, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Double check to make sure that you have secure sign-in disabled. If enabled, you can't disable the lock screen.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    I don't see how any of that would matter. Disabling that feature via Local Security Policy only adds an extra step to the lock screen. On or off, ctrl + w still locks me out.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Feb 2016 #6

    When secure sign-in is enabled, you won't be able to disable the lock screen using the method below to no longer have it show at sign-in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    CTRL+W isn't related to the lock screen though. Could you please clarify?

    When you press CTRL+W in Internet Explorer, it'll close the current tab.

    When you press CTRL+W in File Explorer, it'll close the explorer window.
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  7.    14 Feb 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    When secure sign-in is enabled, you won't be able to disable the lock screen using the method below to no longer have it show at sign-in.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    CTRL+W isn't related to the lock screen though. Could you please clarify?

    When you press CTRL+W in Internet Explorer, it'll close the current tab.

    When you press CTRL+W in File Explorer, it'll close the explorer window.
    ctrl + w for windows 10 (for me anyways) goes straight to the lock screen (like win + l). A friend mentioned his windows 10 doesn't have this feature so I'm not sure what's causing the problem but I've had it with both windows 8 and windows 10 now.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Feb 2016 #8

    I don't have it do that in Windows 8 or 10 for me either. Do you have a program installed that may have added the keyboard shortcut??
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  9.    14 Feb 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    I don't have it do that in Windows 8 or 10 for me either. Do you have a program installed that may have added the keyboard shortcut??
    I can't think of any programs that would be causing it.
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