Windows 10: Lock screen and timeout not needed for desktop!

  1.    20 Feb 2015 #1

    Lock screen and timeout not needed for desktop!


    I notice that the tablet/phone lock screen is still appearing for Desktop/Laptop installs and wonder why.

    Previously when I enable turning off the lock screen in gpedit.msc it turns off the lock screen timeout too. But on the latest build I still get a much sooner timeout to my MS password than what I have set in Power Options.

    How do I turn off the supposed Lock Screen timeout when I don't have a lock screen? This is annoying, and surely will annoy MS' billion+ desktop customers who don't need a phone or tablet lockscreen or timeout on their desktop/laptop which already has familar timeouts to password in Power Options.
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  2. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Feb 2015 #2

    gregrocker said: View Post
    I notice that the tablet/phone lock screen is still appearing for Desktop/Laptop installs and wonder why.

    Previously when I enable turning off the lock screen in gpedit.msc it turns off the lock screen timeout too. But on the latest build I still get a much sooner timeout to my MS password than what I have set in Power Options.

    How do I turn off the supposed Lock Screen timeout when I don't have a lock screen? This is annoying, and surely will annoy MS' billion+ desktop customers who don't need a phone or tablet lockscreen or timeout on their desktop/laptop which already has familar timeouts to password in Power Options.
    Have a look at this settings:

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  3.    20 Feb 2015 #3

    I think that's the same as making an automatic log-in with netplwiz.

    I think that's OK for desktops at home. But in an Office or for highly portable devices that may get lost that is not so swift. In fact highly portable devices should not only have a login password but also an encrypted system drive - but MS should not do that automatically like for Instant Go devices but ask the user whether he wants that.
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  4. Posts : 8,312
    Windows 10 Professional
       20 Feb 2015 #4

    If I do the GPEdit tweak, it disables the lock screen, however, if I leave it for 60 seconds all monitors go black.
    Probably a security measure, and maybe only temporary as this is still beta.
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  5. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       21 Feb 2015 #5

    Yea the lock screen at startup is just weird and turning it off actually makes startup slower very weird :/
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  6.    21 Feb 2015 #6

    It's set to require password after Sleep, but my sleep is set to 30 minutes yetand I've had it at password screen when I come back in less time than that ever since update.
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  7.    21 Feb 2015 #7

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Yea the lock screen at startup is just weird and turning it off actually makes startup slower very weird :/
    They need to stop appealing to the mobile market and focus more on desktops...
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