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Email notification on lock screen

  1. #1


    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64

    Email notification on lock screen


    Hi Guys

    I've seen some screenshots of the lock screen in windows 8 DP with an email notification next to the battery and network icons. Is this feature enabled yet and if so how do we activate it. I've already set my windows live address as my log in but can't find how to activate it.

    Thanks Danny

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    Posts : 17
    Windows 7/Windows 8


    This can be selected in the Metro Control Panel. However, as long as you don't have the Windows Live apps there are no apps to select to display on the lock screen.

    I think nobody has the Metro Windows Live apps yet
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    i think its gonna be available in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. so wait for it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7/Windows 8


    As far as I understood messaging apps will be in the CP version. That would entail this is possible as well. Only 4 days of waiting!
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  5. #5


    Its possible now in Consumer Preview... you can link the the Mail app to your Gmail and Hotmail accounts...
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    Posts : 17
    Windows 7/Windows 8


    Yes it's all in there! Although especially the apps can be improved a lot everything looks great so far!
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