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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       12 Aug 2016 #30

    mmortal03 said: View Post
    No, while it will show whatever I select as a background on the Switch User screen (the one that says "Other user"), the issue is that the "Unlock the PC" screen that appears when you lock the machine, it shows that rock formation spotlight background no matter what I select as a picture.

    However, if I choose "Windows spotlight" instead of picture, *then* it will show something different on the "Unlock the PC" screen. If I switch it back to a picture of my choosing, though, *only* the "Other user" screen will show my selected picture, but the "Unlock the PC" screen will then revert back to the rock formation picture.

    This must be a bug in Windows in certain configurations, but I haven't been able to figure out what the cause is.
    It appears that the "Other User" sign-in only uses the default background when not using Spotlight since it's not tied to a user account.

    As a test, you might see if using the tutorial below to force a default lock screen background may also be used on the "Other User" sign-in screen.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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       13 Aug 2016 #31

    Brink said: View Post
    It appears that the "Other User" sign-in only uses the default background when not using Spotlight since it's not tied to a user account.

    As a test, you might see if using the tutorial below to force a default lock screen background may also be used on the "Other User" sign-in screen.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Nope, I already tried that, too! However, I've actually just figured out what the cause is. I had started using the scheduled task hack from the following link to disable the lock screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and then promptly forgot that I was using it, since I'm so used to not having to deal with the lock screen: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    So, why does it cause the problem? My interpretation is that Windows must require that the actual lock screen code run each time to set the new background, or weird results will occur. After further testing, there was no rhyme or reason to it -- sometimes the sign-in screen background would get set to what I chose, sometimes just the switch user screen would get set, sometimes both, but then, after locking the machine again, one or both would go back to the default cave/beach background!

    Anyway, a number of websites have published the above hack, so people need to be made aware of this unintended consequence. I may post a message below a few of them.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Aug 2016 #32

    Does is show the proper background image on the "Other User" sign-in screen when you have the lock screen enabled again?
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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       13 Aug 2016 #33

    Brink said: View Post
    Does is show the proper background image on the "Other User" sign-in screen when you have the lock screen enabled again?
    Yeah.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Aug 2016 #34

    Odd. I added a note to the tutorial for this for others to be aware of.
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    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       13 Aug 2016 #35

    Brink said: View Post
    Odd. I added a note to the tutorial for this for others to be aware of.
    Can you link me to that one? You mean a similar tutorial here on tenforums regarding disabling the lock screen, or just this thread? I've already forgotten what happens when the sign-in screen defaults to displaying the user name when combined with that buggy lock screen hack. It may be a more general issue than simply what this thread refers to. I can test that tonight and get back with you.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Aug 2016 #36

    I added the note at the top of the tutorial on the first page here.
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  8. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       13 Aug 2016 #37

    Brink said: View Post
    I added the note at the top of the tutorial on the first page here.
    Okay, no problem, I will test the more general case and get back with you.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Aug 2016 #38

    Ok. I look forward to hearing your results.
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  10. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #39

    Brink said: View Post
    Ok. I look forward to hearing your results.
    Another lockscreen disabler solution has been proposed elsewhere, this time as a Windows service, but, after testing it, it suffers from the same issue, as far as the buggy background image behavior is concerned, that the task scheduler solutions that I've tried suffer from. Here it is, though, for reference: ***

    Btw, I'm about to test the more general case in a little while -- I haven't forgotten.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Aug 2016 at 23:37. Reason: removed link
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