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Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Question: Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Hello, I used to use a reg file for Windows 8.1 to customize the time until the screen turns off during the Lock Screen Time Out. I want to know if that command still applies for Windows 10.

The reg file command is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowDuration"=dword:000493e0
(where the screen turns off after 5 minutes).

I have the formula to figure out what you need to calculate to insert after "dword" for the amount of time until the screen times out (goes black). Ask me for the formula... as long as the above works.

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

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Answer: Lock Screen Slideshow Time Out

Never mind. I went into the Registry and checked it out.

Yes, the same exact rules apply here like in Windows 8.1

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Hello,

You are familiar with how the Lock Screen Slideshow plays, where it sometimes puts one image on the whole screen and slides to the left or right / fades the picture away, and loads multiple pictures sometimes, varying by size, and other fancy variations, etc. Has anyone figured some method to be able to use that same method for the Desktop Slideshow as well? It would be nice to see many different pictures/combination of pictures within small amounts of time on the Desktop itself.

Thanks

Answer:"Lock Screen Slideshow" For The Desktop Slideshow

3rd party program like Wally (free), for example.

I use it to change wallpaper on each logon, but it can be set up in a variety of ways.
It can use pictures from disk, or a variety of other sources.

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Suddenly the lock screen slideshow no longer works, it just stays at one picture. I have not made any changes to the folders i have set and there have been no windows updates recently. I tried logging out, I tried restarting but nothing works. What could be causing this

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow

JoeShades said:

Suddenly the lock screen slideshow no longer works, it just stays at one picture. I have not made any changes to the folders i have set and there have been no windows updates recently. I tried logging out, I tried restarting but nothing works. What could be causing this



My first step in troubleshooting a network wide problem on February 29th from now on is going to be to roll back the date and see what happens. It's caused by the leap year strangely enough, it will work fine tomorrow. Also if you change the date it will fix the problem. Thanks Microsoft...

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Suddenly the lock screen slideshow no longer works, it just stays at one picture. I have not made any changes to the folders i have set and there have been no windows updates recently. I tried logging out, I tried restarting but nothing works. What could be causing this

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow

Originally Posted by JoeShades


Suddenly the lock screen slideshow no longer works, it just stays at one picture. I have not made any changes to the folders i have set and there have been no windows updates recently. I tried logging out, I tried restarting but nothing works. What could be causing this



My first step in troubleshooting a network wide problem on February 29th from now on is going to be to roll back the date and see what happens. It's caused by the leap year strangely enough, it will work fine tomorrow. Also if you change the date it will fix the problem. Thanks Microsoft...

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Ok guys has anyone got the slideshow to work on your lock screen yet, i have tried everything including deleteing a particular file in screen folder to making new files everywhere and still nothing, when i press WIN + L it works great but the minute i reboot my PC nothing the same picture i had stays there help please guys

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow

I just tried this and just like the screen saver not working, mine does not appear to work either. I don't know if it follows the same change time as my normal background though so if it does, I would have to wait 20 minutes per picture change.

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I'm trying to set up my computer so it will automatically go to a slide show of my images when the computer has been inactive for a few minutes.  I found some directions that seemed pretty straighforward and I followed them.  But now, not only do I not see my images, but the screen isn't going to sleep at all.  If I leave my computer and come back an hour later, the screen is still lit up with whatever I was doing before I left.   What did I do wrong? 

Answer:Slideshow for lock screen

Hi, I don't know why you need slideshow in the first place. This won't help the life of your screen (work harder) and will put a hole in your pocket (more electricity). By the way, if you wish to burn your laptop screen please watch the following video (applied for W8 and 10 too).              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEhvlrtK8ik Regards.

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I have the option for 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen' enabled, but every time I get to the sign-in screen the only image that is ever displayed is the default 'beach from inside a cave' picture. My current settings are that it will choose images as a slideshow from a specific folder which definitely does not have the beach picture in it, and it works just fine for the lock screen itself.

EDIT: I changed the lock-screen settings to only use a picture instead and it worked just fine, but now the lock screen only shows that image, not a slideshow, regardless of settings. Is having the sign-in screen as a slideshow even possible?

Answer:Change signin screen to a certain image keeping lock screen slideshow?

Set this to disabled, see what happens, but it doesn`t show the ability to do a slide show. I just use the same picture for both.

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?I have a folder of wallpapers synced on Copy.com with my SP2. All the files are local, so it's not like they don't exist. On 10162, I had no problems having both the Background and Lock screen do a slideshow from this folder, but now on 10240, I can't get it to work at all.In the Background settings, it won't allow me to even select the folder (no message or anything). On the Lock screen setting page, the only thing it says when I try to select the folder is "The Wallpaper folder isn't supported because of its location. Please choose another folder."Is there anything I can do? I can select single images from the folder and it works fine, so why won't it work, especially since it was working earlier?

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If it's OK to change the subject slightly, I have NEVER been able to get ts work:

Ideas?

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If it's OK to change the subject slightly, I have NEVER been able to get ts work:

Ideas?

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So I've noticed that whenever you have the Lock Screen Slideshow enabled, the ScreenSaver gets disabled, and vice versa (whenever you have a ScreenSaver enabled, your Lock Screen Slideshow gets disabled). Is this a bug in Windows 8.1, or is there a reason why Microsoft set it this way? (I honestly don't see what the reason could be for this).

And is there a work-around that I can do to be able to have both enabled?

Thank you

Answer:ScreenSavers & Lock Screen Slideshow Conflict

I guess there is no solution?

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I have spent days on the net trying to find a solution to my problem.
When I first setup the slideshow it worked fine.
Then, out of the blue, it stopped working (due to an update I thought)
But since then it comes and goes. It can work for a few hours but soon goes back to sleep mode instead of the lock screen slideshow!
I?ve triple checked the settings, uninstalled and reinstalled the slideshow, changed the image folder etc.
I?ve even changed and re-changed the NoLockScreen setting in the registry.
In short, nothing works.
Has anybody any new ideas on the matter?

Answer:Lock screen slideshow not working (intermittant!)

I have tried a couple of things since yesterday:I removed the NoLockScreen key from the registry.

I also disactivated the automatic time/date setting for the clock (as advised on another thread - no I don't understand the link either).

After reboot the lockscreen slideshow worked once but has since resorted to sleep mode, as before!!??

What is interesting to note is that if I force the lockscreen (windows+L) it works fine but asks for a password on exit, even though it is set not to (and otherwise does'nt ask, on boot for instance)

????????????

Any new ideas?

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I have spent days on the net trying to find a solution to my problem.
When I first setup the slideshow it worked fine.
Then, out of the blue, it stopped working (due to an update I thought)
But since then it comes and goes. It can work for a few hours but soon goes back to sleep mode instead of the lock screen slideshow!
I?ve triple checked the settings, uninstalled and reinstalled the slideshow, changed the image folder etc.
I?ve even changed and re-changed the NoLockScreen setting in the registry.
In short, nothing works.
Has anybody any new ideas on the matter?

Answer:Lock screen slideshow not working (intermittant!)

I have tried a couple of things since yesterday:I removed the NoLockScreen key from the registry.

I also disactivated the automatic time/date setting for the clock (as advised on another thread - no I don't understand the link either).

After reboot the lockscreen slideshow worked once but has since resorted to sleep mode, as before!!??

What is interesting to note is that if I force the lockscreen (windows+L) it works fine but asks for a password on exit, even though it is set not to (and otherwise does'nt ask, on boot for instance)

????????????

Any new ideas?

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I have an external monitor that I used with my Surface Pro (1). Before I upgraded, while in 8.1, the lock screen slideshow would be shown in both the SP display and the external monitor. Now that I've upgraded to 10, it would only show on the primary display which is, right now, the external monitor. Does anyone know if there's a way around this to show the slideshow in both displays?

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Hi

I hope one of you experts can advise!

I'm running a relatively modern desktop, with a SSD dedicated to my operating system; and have just upgraded to Windows 8.1 64 bit, from Windows 8

Having selected the option to run a slideshow on my Lock Screen, using images from a specified folder, I find that when I boot up, only the default image is displayed - The slide show does not run.
However, if I return to the Lock Screen setting up page, and press the Winkey and L keys simultaneously, I find that my PC returns to the Lock Screen, and the slide show runs perfectly.
So why does the slideshow not run, from boot up!

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Lock Screen Slideshow fails to run

Hello Theo,

In Windows 8/8.1, there are two lock screens.

One is for the current user that is signed in and locked the PC.

The other is the default lock screen when no user is signed in.

The desktop slideshow will only play on the lock screen for the user that has it turned on, signed in, and locked the PC.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm coming from Win7 and I loved the new Lock Screen Slideshow feature, especially when it starts combining pictures to fill your whole screen in a collage!
Sadly, the only way I've been able to view this screen is when I activate it myself (win-key+L). On top of that, I was planning to use this screen as an automatic screensaver after a set amount of time has lapsed.

Also, since it never activates on its own and my display is set to turn off after the Lock Screen slideshow has played for 30 min, my display stays on indefinitely. Changing the power settings in Control Panel for my display (turn off after x minutes) makes no difference to this behavior.

Any ideas? It seems nobody else is having this problem according to Google.
Another, less-annoying problem I'm having is the first picture in the slideshow is always the same sample picture that came with windows. Anyone experience that? If you delete the sample picture the first frame in the slide is just black instead.

Answer:Lock Screen Slideshow won't activate as scheduled

bump

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I have spent days on the net trying to find a solution to my problem.
When I first setup the slideshow it worked fine.
Then, out of the blue, it stopped working (due to an update I thought)
But since then it comes and goes. It can work for a few hours but soon goes back to sleep mode instead of the lock screen slideshow!
I?ve triple checked the settings, uninstalled and reinstalled the slideshow, changed the image folder etc.
I?ve even changed and re-changed the NoLockScreen setting in the registry.
In short, nothing works.
Has anybody any new ideas on the matter?

Answer:Lock screen slideshow not working (intermittant!)

I have tried a couple of things since yesterday:I removed the NoLockScreen key from the registry.

I also disactivated the automatic time/date setting for the clock (as advised on another thread - no I don't understand the link either).

After reboot the lockscreen slideshow worked once but has since resorted to sleep mode, as before!!??

What is interesting to note is that if I force the lockscreen (windows+L) it works fine but asks for a password on exit, even though it is set not to (and otherwise does'nt ask, on boot for instance)

????????????

Any new ideas?

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Hi everyone,
So I've had this problem before and I recall it actually fixing itself at one point, but if I go into settings and go to the lock screen settings where I should be able to pick my lock screen picture or use Windows Spotlight (which I want to use), it says "Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization." My computer is completely independent, not connected to a domain or anything, and I'm the only user on the computer (which makes me administrator). Does anyone know how to fix this?? Maybe edit the registry in some way?



 

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Hi folks,

My problem:

When I changed to the Windows default high contrast theme, my lock screen slideshow settings option is no longer accessible.

Any other ways to restore or add the ability?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I'll make this short and sweet. I'm running Windows 8.1 with three monitors. When I'm away from my computer and it's locked, it starts the slideshow as normal. However, it's only displaying the slideshow on two of the three monitors. The third monitor is just blank. The monitor settings look identical and are all the same model, so I can't find the relevant configuration setting to go check.

The only spot I see to set this is in the Windows 8 settings screen. Is there a reg key I need to change?
 

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Hello, so I have the same image as the initial image before my Lock Screen Slideshow begins.

Initial Image:
Then the Slideshow begins a few moments later:
Is there an option that I can enable to set that Initial Image to be a random image from the slideshow images folder that I have? If not, is there some 3rd party application that can do that instead?

Thanks

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Hi. Your excellent tutorial shows the presence of a Pictures icon:
In my Settings > Personalisation > Lock Screen, when I select Slideshow, there is no Pictures icon:

Any thoughts on what I should do please?

I have Win10 Home edited at 10:31 to add v.1607 Build 14393.447

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Hello, so I have the same image as the initial image before my Lock Screen Slideshow begins.

Initial Image:
Then the Slideshow begins a few moments later:
Is there an option that I can enable to set that Initial Image to be a random image from the slideshow images folder that I have? If not, is there some 3rd party application that can do that instead?

Thanks

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Hello,

So in Settings -> Personalization -> Lock Screen:
I want to set a Slideshow for images inside a folder that's on an external hard disk drive that's connected to the computer through a USB cable 24/7. When I select that folder, I get this message in red font:
The Wallpaper Images folder isn't supported because of its location. Please choose another folder.
I remember I was able to do that for Windows 8.1.

What happen?

What's the workaround for this annoyance please, thanks!

Answer:Using A Folder On An External Hard Drive For Lock Screen Slideshow

Can you provide us with picture of that message, because I just tried to select folder on USB external drive and there were no problems.

There are some information on MS forums about possible problems. Looks like folder have to be indexed. Try to enable indexing on your drive.

This is from MS forums:





As minor tip, once the lock screen slideshow starts we check the selected folders for data. If we don't find data there, we kick the indexer and tell it to go index. Once it finds data we'll start showing the lock screen slideshow. This is not an instant process: it's fairly quick, but you may want to give it a bit.

So if you're still getting a "there are no pictures here" message (as distinct from "this folder is not supported"), you might want to give it a bit to scan the folder.

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I recently downloaded a bunch of cool abstract art and thought it would be neat to have that on my lock screen. So I turned it on, chose the album, locked my screen and went to bed. The next day I come home and touch my computer and am presented with horrible pictures of myself that I thought I had deleted forever, NOT my new abstract art. Upon examination, I realized that choosing my new folder failed to eliminate all the other folders previously chosen. Several of which were the Windows catch-all Pictures folder, so no matter what folder I pick, it's going to pull from ALL the pictures it can find. In the Background choices, it arbitrarily selected a folder of its own choosing from a facebook backup.

(A) So, how do I delete/remove the albums in the list? Right-click on the albums does nothing. I deleted my saved themes and in the process managed to obliterate the image that I wanted as my background - sigh.

(B) How do I choose fewer images to show? Why does Windows say this and give you that advice if there is no way to do it?

Thanks in advance for your answers. Even if it turns out to be something simple that makes me smack my head and say d'oh!

Answer:Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow

Left click (regular click) on the folder containing the items you don't want to show and then click on the remove button.

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Hello,

So in Settings -> Personalization -> Lock Screen:
I want to set a Slideshow for images inside a folder that's on an external hard disk drive that's connected to the computer through a USB cable 24/7. When I select that folder, I get this message in red font:
The Wallpaper Images folder isn't supported because of its location. Please choose another folder.
I remember I was able to do that for Windows 8.1.

What happen?

What's the workaround for this annoyance please, thanks!

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Hi. Your excellent tutorial shows the presence of a Pictures icon:
In my Settings > Personalisation > Lock Screen, when I select Slideshow, there is no Pictures icon:

Any thoughts on what I should do please?

I have Win10 Home edited at 10:31 to add v.1607 Build 14393.447

Answer:Can't create a Lock screen Slideshow - missing the Pictures icon

Click on Add Folder & navigate to your pictures folder or any other folder which contains the pictures you wish to see & choose OK.

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I recently downloaded a bunch of cool abstract art and thought it would be neat to have that on my lock screen. So I turned it on, chose the album, locked my screen and went to bed. The next day I come home and touch my computer and am presented with horrible pictures of myself that I thought I had deleted forever, NOT my new abstract art. Upon examination, I realized that choosing my new folder failed to eliminate all the other folders previously chosen. Several of which were the Windows catch-all Pictures folder, so no matter what folder I pick, it's going to pull from ALL the pictures it can find. In the Background choices, it arbitrarily selected a folder of its own choosing from a facebook backup.

(A) So, how do I delete/remove the albums in the list? Right-click on the albums does nothing. I deleted my saved themes and in the process managed to obliterate the image that I wanted as my background - sigh.

(B) How do I choose fewer images to show? Why does Windows say this and give you that advice if there is no way to do it?

Thanks in advance for your answers. Even if it turns out to be something simple that makes me smack my head and say d'oh!

Answer:Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow

Left click (regular click) on the folder containing the items you don't want to show and then click on the remove button.

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I would like to know how to go back to the previous settings for my lock screen, display, slideshow, colors, and sizes. I Keep trying different things and its not working and I don't want to lose some of the apps and do a recovery to default. Can you explain
it to me Please? Thank you I have windows 8.1

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Is there any way to keep the lock screen from shutting me down if I don't do anything on the keyboard for a minute or 2 minutes, or whatever it is? I followed some instructions that I found on the internet that involve adding ".bak" or ".backup" to the lock screen file in "SystemApps" but it didn't have any effect. Then I clicked on "Settings" in the Start menu and got totally lost in all that stuff.

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?

Thanks

Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:



Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

h:mm
12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

hh:mm
12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

H:mm
24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

HH:mm
24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:



Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.

Kari

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Anyone else seeing this issue? If I put my tablet into standby when I wake it I don't get the lock screen and it just goes straight to the start screen or whatever app I was using. If I put it into standby again then I'll get the lock screen the next time I wake it but then the next time it won't appear again. I've checked and it's literally every other time.

Toshiba Encore 8 on build 10162

Answer:Lock screen only appears every other time

No-one else? I tried doing a refresh and setting up a PIN and it's still doing the same thing here. Not good for device security.

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I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

Answer:How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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Windows 8 keeps locking the screen, seems maybe 1 minute after not touching it. I would like to set that to something like 20 minutes, but I can't see where to do that?

Answer:How do I set the time limit for screen lock

Try looking in Control Panel under Power Option settings.
You can adjust for Battery and Power options / to your needs.

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after some sec of use navigator my divice my screen make some bright ticks and then go to lock screen how can i fix that..??

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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So, I have searched the internet for what I am trying to find but the only thing that comes up is how to add a timer that will turn the display off after a certain time WHILE the lock-screen is on. That's not what I am asking.

What I am asking is if there is a way to auto-lock the computer after a certain amount of time. I know you can activate a screensaver after a certain amount of time, and then once touched again it will show up at the lockscreen. That's not what I want. I have the lock-screen setup to play a slideshow of pictures that I want to play when not in use. (This is a 58" touchscreen display that is used to interact with a powerpoint presentation in a public area). If I leave the desktop screensaver option on, it'll turn off the lockscreen slides. Why does that matter if the slideshow is running you may be asking? Well, I have a script on the desktop of this computer that will lock the computer with a single click. This is because when someone is done doing a presentation, I want them to be able to lock the screen immediately so that when they walk away someone can't just walk by and start messing with a wide-open computer.

So, idk if this is possible or if someone has a better solution but i'd appreciate any input.
 

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Hello Forum,
 
To begin with i would like to congratulate the admin team for maintaining such an awesome forum. I never felt the need to register because most of my seraches landed to this site for solution except for this one, so here i am with my problem.
 
I have 2 week old HP pavalion notebook pc with pre-installed Windows 8.1 64bit single language. Untill few days back, when i presses windows+L the lock screen would pop up immediately. But now whenever i do it, it takes time to lock.
 
I clocked it and it took approx 30-35 sec to lock. I am not sure what might be the problem or if this is  al all normal behaviour. Have to look at 'Please wait' screen for 30 sec to get lock screen image.
 
Kindly help,
Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Lock Screen taking much time.

plz deselect lock and problem solve.

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I have a Nokia 1020 and I would like to remove the date and time function from the lock screen. Is this possible. Thankyou

Answer:Can I remove the date and time from the screen lock?

because you posted on my birthday I thought I'd help you out.
go to settings - glance - you can turn it off from there
good luck
Phil

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How to remove date and time on my lock screen of nokia xl

Answer:how to remove date and time in Nokia XL screen lock?

Hi, it sounds like you are talking about Glance screen.
Check out the post below which describes how to turn it off.https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...10-mobile.html

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The whole thing started to appear around 3 days ago. The problem is that everytime I boot, windows 10 stays on a weird lock screen without any buttons for a long long time. There are just 4 icons in the bottom right corner (shut down, accesibility, ethernet...) It sometimes manages to get to desktop, and sometimes not. Not sure what caused it, could be a recent windows update, not sure tho. I ran some HDD scans and everything turned out fine, also did a registry cleanup, tried disabling lock screen, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or solutions?

Answer:Windows 10 stuck at lock screen for a long time

Welcome to the TenForums @Taukonza

Could you please review your update history and see if any updates for Windows or Drivers were installed in last week?

You mentioned when you boot. Not sure if this is happening on restart or power on or both. If it is power on booting can I suggest a quick test. Open a command prompt (admin) and type

powercfg -h off

This will disable hibernation and in turn Fast Startup. Test. If no change you can re-enable by typing

powercfg -h on

After you boot have you reviewed your Event Viewer to see if Windows is kicking out any serious errors to the system log?
Ken

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I sign in with my MS account (administrator) and after signing in and using win+l the time format is correct hh:mm (24hr) but after each restart the time format reverts to h:m (12hr). This after successfully upgrading from 8.1 pro 64bit to 10. What am I missing? Thanks

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Hi,

apologies if this has been covered before somewhere else.
I am trying to remove the time and date from the lock screen. having searched I have seen several customisation options but the only one that actually covered this specifically was to make a change in regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-x-x-x-x\AnyoneRead\LocaleInfo

this brought about issues relating to administrator accounts which seem to be a common problem with windows 8.1.
nearly all of the solutions were not available to me but I finally found I could make the change in regedit by changing ownership of the file and changing the format of the time to a space. unfortunately the date is still showing.
how can I remove the date?

further, just to clarify, does the original account I signed in with have full administrator privileges? are they disabled and need to be enabled?
ive seen the tutorial on the built in elevated administrator account, this didn't work on its own either. do some files require a change of ownership to be altered regardless of which account you are signed in with including the administrator account?

any help appreciated

thanks

Brad

Answer:how to remove time and date on lock screen in windows 8.1

hi @bstevenson11 try replacing the values of "Language" and "LocaleName" to space.

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Hello,
First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

Thanks so much

Answer:Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5

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I want to make like a color changing background.
One picture a lot of colors.
I want to set background timer to 0.2 or what would fit for it to be smooth.
Kind of like this :
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz...m5bto1_500.gif

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Either a built in ability or utility ?

Answer:Is it possible to create a lock menu slideshow ?

this will be interesting to know for me too, I know that some apps can display info on it, but a slideshow ????

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The 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes screen time out is useless to me.
Anyone else feels my frustration? Does anyone know if Win10 will fix this?

Answer:Lock Screen Time Out: Will Windows 10 for Phone include the never option?

Lumia 630 has that option already.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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I regularly use the 24 hour time format for all of my systems.
Its not a major issue I have now with Win10, but its annoying a bit.

Before I logon to Windows 10, the default lock screen theme has the time in 12 hour format instead of the 24 hour format.
In Windows, I set everything in 24 hour time. Period. I just don't like 12 hour time.
However, when I sign out or just by locking my screen, it does show the time in 24 hour format.
But when I reboot my system it shows the time in 12 hour format.

Is this a bug or what in Win10?

Thanks!

Answer:Win10 Default Lock Screen theme does not show 24 Hour Time

Mine shows 24 hour.

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Hey guys, I have been having a pretty major dilemma with my computer. So basically:
A few days ago (January 11, 2018), I downloaded the new windows update (forget the name every time ). It was initially working out quite well. Fast forward to like four o' clock, when I leave home for a few hours. I then come back to my computer, awakening it from its sleep, and then the lock screen is utterly broken. It appears as a white screen with red and green (maybe blue too???) lines running to and fro. My cursor as well appeared as a jumbled mess of black pixels. I have been dealing with this dilemma for the past few days (today is January 16 2018 at time of writing), and I have had no luck searching for help. If you have any knowledge of what is happening, or can offer help, then please offer it, that will be wonderful.
EDIT: Oh, forgot to include this, but I have tried a malwarebytes scan (probably at January 12, 2018), but it did not come up with anything important.

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I have set my Lock Screen on Microsoft Windows 8.1 Core. Every so often the slideshow image is a montage of multiple images. is there a way to prevent this from happen and only display one image per slide during the slides show?

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Question: WMP slideshow time

I need some help..
How can I change playtime in slideshow view in Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7)?
Default value is 04 sec but cant be changed. I was looking even in registry editor..

HELP!
 

Answer:WMP slideshow time

Greetings, arturobandini.

You might take a look at some of the tweaking programs here and here - some of the powertoys for older Windows versions had slideshow tweaks, so maybe one of the newer packages might be worth exploring.
 

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Hi,

how to disable Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages?



I have desktop pc with two keyboards usb and bluetooth. Also TOSHIBA Bluetooth Stack software, but in device manager: keyboard > hid keyboard device both using microsoft drivers. And I dont have any software installed for keyboards. Also bluetooth has separate system tray indications (it is also disabled) so its not that. I made some googling and found other fix it with Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\Widcomm\BTConfig\General KeyIndication set to 0, but I dont have it in registry. Acualy I dont have anywhere in registry KeyIndication. So any ideas how to disable it? Thanks

Answer:Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock screen messages

Hi,

You'll find that the messages are controlled by a piece of software that came pre-installed on your machine when you bought it. Try looking for a Hotkey managing app to see if the notifications can be disabled.


OS

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Is it possible to go any lower than 10 sec? Thanks!

Answer:Change desktop slideshow time?

Hello Blaket, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. 10 seconds is as low as it will allow even if set through the registry instead.

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I could do this when I had windows XP, now I have Vista, and a BIG monitor.

I am just wondering how I can play a picture slideshow in the background and use other application on top of it?

Please help, thanks.

Answer:How to put a picture slideshow and use other apps at the same time?

Anyone know? There has got to be a way.

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How can I change lock screen by my picture each time I login? (not use Bing's picture)

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I have my background set to 'Slideshow'. At the following :

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Desktop Background

... near the bottom is a provision to change the picture every so many units of time. I know this may seem a silly request but I was wanting to modify the available fixed time list (presets?) with my own units. How could this be done?

-thnx

Answer:Modifying Desktop Background Slideshow Time Duration

I don't believe you can. See posts 9 and 10 on this thread:

How to speed up change wallpaper feature?

You might find some info if you inspect Mr. Grims (Mark) gadget. A Guy

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This is just for information as I haven't seen it mentioned before.

I have the desktop background set to change every 10 minutes and to pick an image from one of several themes I have installed.

What I notice is that no matter what time I start the PC, the slideshow changes always auto sync to the clock (and to the millisecond) such that as the clock hits the hour, the image changes. Its quite clever the way it brings them into line.... because it thinks you haven't noticed... but I have

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I loved Carl Warner's Foodscape images so I downloaded nearly all of them, put them in a folder, had them as my background for a slide show, I selected the pictures I wanted, pressed 1 day, not selecting shuffle (as I want to see them alphabetical
first), save the theme, I first did this at around 8 PM (somewhere beyond August 29th) and it changes on this time no matter what.

If I change my computer time to 12 or 8 AM or if I wake in up in the morning and save it when I get on at around 9-10 AM, it still changes at 8 PM even if I delete the theme I saved and have one created at an earlier time. 10 seconds works and I
haven't attempted any other times but that should also work, but 1 day isn't work it's just stuck to 8 PM. 

I have tried asking Microsoft Community Answers, but Anne Ros couldn't help me any further do to running out of ideas to help me and resolve my issue, after saving the slideshow in a clean boot I still had the problem and running the SCF revealed
that "Windows did not find any integrity violations".

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There has got to be a way to time them all in one step instead of doing them one by one.

I know that I can go into options and choose a duration for each pic view...but I only found that option after already adding 50 pics......so how can I re-time them all now?

Please help asap...trying to finish a family project and running outta time! Ack!

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I enabled the Desktop Slideshow in Windows 7. I selected the desktop wallpaper to change once a day. Only thing I don't like is it changes the desktop wallpaper everyday at 8 PM. I thought that maybe it set the time to change by the time I implemented the Desktop Slideshow; so I disabled the Slideshow and re-enabled it at the time I wanted it to change. No good it still changes at 8 PM. Anyone know if there's a way to change the time that the slideshow chages the wallpaper or is this the default time for once a day change and can't be changed?

Answer:Make windows 7 desktop slideshow change wallpaper at specific time

Hello MTerrien and welcome to TWCF.
Without a 3rd party app, it can't be modified or tweaked to do what you require. You could try Automatic Wallpaper Changer 4.7.53
Its free to use and will allow you to set it up as you require.

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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When i try to wake my phone up, it shows "resuming" for two or three seconds and then displays the lock screen. Is anyone else facing this issue ? Is there any solution to this problem ?

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My friends dv7-1135nr is not posting. The num lock and caps lock led light will flash once every 2 seconds at the same time. According to HP this issue is a " not functional" cpu. I am ordering another cpu for 16.00 off ebay because this is cheaper opposed to ordering another board. Anyone else have this issue? And if so did you fix it ?
 

Answer:dv7-1135nr black screen caps lock/num lock flashing

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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From Windows 7 logon screen how to run screen saver slide show.
Try the hack here but it didn't work I have a lab of 30 systems and try it again on another two systems but it didn't work. I'm runing Windows 7 64Bit.

Log On Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

Answer:Screen Saver Window 7 Logon Screen Slideshow

Hello ZMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to have a slideshow with the logon screen saver. As in the tutorial, it can only be a blank black screen if enabled. Anything else, and you get that message in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial.

Sorry,
Shawn

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Well, I have no idea what caused this but the tablet buttons (even the on/off button) the lights for caps lock and scroll lock as well as the automatic screen orientation change when I flip it to be a tablet have stopped working.Also the screen does not turn off anymore when the lid is closed. Reinstalled pretty much all of the drivers, no effect.Any ideas? Is this thing already broken?

Answer:X41 tablet buttons + scroll lock and caps lock lights + screen orientation change stopped working!

well, SOMETHING is broken.. though it would seen unlikely it is hardware.. a question: did you load anything new just before this happened..?anything at all..scanner drivers or printer drivers or a new application..? OH!, welcome to the lenovo community..! 





Bill Morrow, kept by parrotsSysop - forum.thinkpads.comX300, T60p, X60s,X60T (sxga+), Transnote, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPod----She was not what you would call refined.She was not what you would call unrefined.She was the type of person who kept a parrot.Mark Twain

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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen?

I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it would go straight to my desktop. Now, I hit the space bar turn on my mouse, and it takes me to the lock screen preview then I hit the space bar and it takes me to a lock screen where I have to click 'Sign In' even though I have no password set.

I'm guessing I'll no longer be able to hit the spacebar, turn on my mouse and go directly to the desktop but if I can hit the spacebar, turn on the mouse, then hit the space bar one last time, that would be satisfactory.

Answer:Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance

Turns out, the instructions I found to not require a password at the sign in screen did the trick for me.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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Good afternoon,

I just did a clean install of 7 to fix errors with my laptop, and it fixed one, but not the other main issues,
My caps lock, and number lock button on the keyboard don't have a light on it and the pop up that is supposed to pop up doesn't show up on screen.
I figured by doing a clean install it would all magically appear again... I was wrong, I have tweaked everything I could think of looking/trying to change setting from the keyboard in control panel, (including messing around with ease of use) and Gateways so called "support" area was of no help, as well as googling the issue has led me down a path of useless tips, I have also looked on this forum for help.

Any help in this area would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Answer:Caps Lock/Num Lock, on screen pop up gone Gateway NV77

Ok, I have a problem I have set up the sound, and it does not play a sound.

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Hi. I recently bought a new R5-417T laptop, and in the process of personalisation found no intuitive way to disable the caps-lock or num-lock notifications. (Windows 10 btw)  ^Notification in question^ How would I go about disabling this? I've tried looking in the BIOS, in regedit and some mythical "Launch Manager" program bundled with older acer laptops that I can't find a working version for.

Answer:How to DISABLE Caps-lock and Num-lock screen notif...

Caps lock is thr Caps lock key.For Num lock try Fn and F11.

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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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T470 20HE model Windows 10 64-bitFn key actions are displayed with on-screen icons/symbols (Volume/Mute, Mic, Display brightness), however when I select Caps lock or Num lock, there is no on-screen display.I re-installed the latest Lenovo Power Management Driver and Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 but no success.When I open the Display Settings >> Display adapter properties >> Screen configurations, the section "Indicator settings for Numlock and Capslock" is missing.Here are the Lenovo instructions: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT002122 See attached file for comparison of the Screen configurations settings and my actual settings. Interestingly, in the Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (64-bit) - Laptop 9.0.07 (current version) Readme.txt, (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1wvu28e.txt ) there is a reference to a fix in the 9.0.0.6 as follows:<9.0.0.6>
- (FIX) Fixed CapsLock and NumLock OSD issue that the screen configuration
setting function in display adaptor properties control panel may not
work. Please advise if there is another fix to show the Capslock and Numlock on the display. 


























OSD comparison.pdf ?138 KB

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My hp touchsmart tx2 when I power on the display stays black but num lock and caps lock lights flash ?

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I have a Acer Aspire 7750G-9411 laptop. I recently had to reload my operating system. since then the "on-screen " icon for the cap's lock and number's lock does not show up. I made sure to download and install all of the drivers but have been able to restore this one frature. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cliff

Answer:on-screen icon for Caps lock / number's lock is mi...

If you are using Windows 8, then it is important to note that the on-screen indicators for Num Lock and Caps Lock are not available in Windows 8. To know more about this, you can refer to the link below:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30035/~/no-num-lock-and-caps-lock-indicator If you are using Windows 7, you can check if following the steps below helps:1. Click on "Start".2. Type keyboard in the "Search" field.3. Double-click "Keyboard options".4. Go to "Key settings" tab and then, go to "Key settings" list.5. Locate and double-click "Caps Lock" and select the option "Display Caps Lock status on screen". Click "Finish".6. Follow Step 5 for Nums Lock as well. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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Hi. I want to have slide show show on 2 screens, also be nice to have screen-saver show up on 2 screens, pics on each or alternating
I have a 64 bit Win 7 Porfessional,, 8 core AMD processor, two Asus cards in an SLI rig, 8 gigs of ram. This is a home-built rig I use for flight simulator, and streaming YouTube
My Win XP machine I use as a map computer, does not have a problem using both screens for screen - saver pics slide show. And this is an ancient machine.
Any help or point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thanks.

2 LCD screens, one an ancient Apple 15" the other is a 42" Vizeo

Answer:Screen Saver or Slideshow Help W/ Dual Screen Rig

This should do the trick

FREE Wallpaper Slideshow LT - Automatically change your desktop wallpaper

A Guy

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Hi All.

I have a new one installed Lenovo T450s with Windows 10 Entreprise.
I have joined the machine into a domain without some active GPO.
When I'm at home or sitting at a customer and must unlock the screen, it takes a war! It is as if searching for the DNS server for my AD domain as my PC is a member of.
In Windows 7 or Windows 8 there is no problem.
This is not a problem in Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Some have suggestions?

Thank you

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Ok I've been suffering this issue with Windows 10 for as long as I can remember, and it's stopping me using it as the primary OS.

In short I have two, intermittent issues which nothing I do seems to resolve.

1: After waking up from sleep and typing my username password and hitting return, the screen goes black. Cursor moves, Windows + P operates (Screen options do appear from the right) but doesn't actually make any difference, and I'm stuck having to hard reset because ctrl alt del doesn't work either. This isn't an every time issue, hence googling seems to fail miserably because all the examples are people getting it every time. This, for me, is a 3 in 10 regularity.

2: Logging a user off occasionally sees the lock screen ... locking up. Ironically. Mouse moves, and power button DOES work but that's all that works.

These issues are plaguing me and I just cannot fix them - endless googling has left me empty handed, and I've tried disabling SLI. No help. I've tried disabling apps. No help. Nothing I do makes any difference and event viewer doesn't seem to reveal anything useful either.

Anyone got any idea how I can resolve this?

System is:

132GB SSD OCZ
2TB Seagate HDD
4790K
2x980Ti SLI
32 GB RAM @ 1800 Corsair
Asus Z97-A
Windows 10 & Windows 7 dual boot 64.

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Ok I've been suffering this issue with Windows 10 for as long as I can remember, and it's stopping me using it as the primary OS.

In short I have two, intermittent issues which nothing I do seems to resolve.

1: After waking up from sleep and typing my username password and hitting return, the screen goes black. Cursor moves, Windows + P operates (Screen options do appear from the right) but doesn't actually make any difference, and I'm stuck having to hard reset because ctrl alt del doesn't work either. This isn't an every time issue, hence googling seems to fail miserably because all the examples are people getting it every time. This, for me, is a 3 in 10 regularity.

2: Logging a user off occasionally sees the lock screen ... locking up. Ironically. Mouse moves, and power button DOES work but that's all that works.

These issues are plaguing me and I just cannot fix them - endless googling has left me empty handed, and I've tried disabling SLI. No help. I've tried disabling apps. No help. Nothing I do makes any difference and event viewer doesn't seem to reveal anything useful either.

Anyone got any idea how I can resolve this?

System is:

132GB SSD OCZ
2TB Seagate HDD
4790K
2x980Ti SLI
32 GB RAM @ 1800 Corsair
Asus Z97-A
Windows 10 & Windows 7 dual boot 64.

Answer:Being absolutely tortured by lock screen lock ups...please help!

Disable Internal PLL Overvoltage. It should be 'Auto' by default. Choose 'Disable' from the dropdown and disable it.

Attachment 89957

See how it goes. Let us know.

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We recently reformatted my Mom's computer and cut down a lot of the fluff in Windows and all the other programs so it can actually run at a usable speed. But now, she doesn't have access to the slideshow screensaver option (select a folder and the screensaver is a slideshow of all the pictures in the folder).

Is there a way to recover this? In "Display Properties-Screen Saver" - it doesn't come up at all.

If not, what are some good, free, and relatively easy to use programs that aren't horribly bulky or full of crap to use for this? I mean, ideally it'd be the same thing as she used to do through Windows -- select a folder and be done with it, but I'm willing to try some other stuff.

Suggestions, please!
 

Answer:slideshow screen saver gone

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Hello!I have windows XP.I found a while ago that my screen saver can be a "slideshow" of the pictures I have taken with my digital camera, which is very fun!  My questions is - I add new pictures all the time to my computer but the new pictures never come up in the slide show, it is like it is stuck on the pictures from the first day I choose this option.  I tried choosing another option and rechoosing my picture slide show as to "refresh" it but that didn't work, any suggestions?  Thanks!

Answer:Screen Saver - slideshow

Make certain that the new photos are in the same folder as the old photos.

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When my screen saver slideshow is supposed to start, a error message "slideshow not running due to error" or something similar appears on the screen.
Toshiba laptop, Intel core2dual 1.53 Ghz, 3GB memory, Vista

Answer:Screen saver slideshow error

Hi,
Make sure there are no shortcuts in the folder that you are using to store your pictures.
The Vista screen saver does not like them.

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I have a tv hooked up to my computer that is mounted on the wall at work. I want several different excel spreadsheets to rotate as a slideshow from the computer on this screen. I want to be able to update this often, but don't want to have to close the slideshow every time it is updated. What suggestions do you have for me on doing this?

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Hi all

I have a problem with my fresh install of Windows 8.1. In the settings menu I have enabled the option to play a slideshow on the lockscreen and that when my PC is inactive it will show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen
For testing purposes I have set the screen turn off timer to 1 minute, but here's what happens:
After that one minute, the screen will dim slightly for a brief moment as if it wants to turn off the screen/go to the lockscreen slideshow. Then one minute later, it will do the exact thing again. Like it's being waked the second it wants to turn off the screen
Is anyone able to help me? It would be greatly appreciated
Thanks

Answer:Laptop won't turn off screen and play slideshow

It would be better to make a Photo Gallery Screensaver and use that, just point it to the pics you want to use in the screensaver setup.

I think the very settings you used to set up the Lockscreen Slideshow are preventing it from Locking. I don't know if you can tell your system to go to a Lockscreen after a certain period, it's either a screensaver or OFF. I'll try to set this up on my test machine and see if the same thing happens.

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I'm running Vista Enterprise, fully patched. I have a 128MB video card and 2GB of RAM. When I try to use the screen saver "photos" the screen saver will start, but the photos will flash constantly black-photo-black-etc. When I preview the slide show, this does not happen. I've moved around the start time of the screen saver, to make sure that nothing else starts up at the same time.

Why is this happening???

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I have about 1,500 pictures that I want to use for my screen saver's slideshow. I want them to be displayed for about 2-3 seconds each.

The problem is that Windows XP allows me to set the slider at 6 seconds minimum.

Is it possible to get around this?

Thanks!
Terry
 

Answer:Solved: Set screen saver slideshow to 3 seconds?

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