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Sign out screen different from lock screen?

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    WIndows 8 Pro

    Sign out screen different from lock screen?


    How do I get the ending screen to be the same as the lock screen?

    I love the piano keyboard stock lock screen but can't stand the Seattle Space needle screen.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 of course :)


    I logged into the hidden Administrator account and sure enough, the lock screen was the Seattle Space needle screen. I changed it there thinking that would fix the issue but no such luck. The issue, I am assuming has to do with the administrator account.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    win 8, win 7, ubuntu 12, osx lion


    charm>settings>change pc settings (at the bottom)>personalize --- you have a choice of lock screen, start screen, account picture

    oh, but you can only do this if your windows is activated (there is always a catch)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 of course :)


    Thanks for the reply...I guess I wasn't clear about my issue. I am in legit activated Win8. I have multiple accounts, mine Admin and my wife's Standard. We have both set our lock screen, start screen, account picture...when my wife logs off or signs out, instead of seeing either of our lock screens we see the Seattle Space needle screen. Thru the hidden Admin account I have seen that the Space Needle is set as its lock screen. Even changing it in the account does not change what is displayed when she has logged out/signed off. I was able to delete the pic, and now instead I see a solid color lock screen *which is better than the Space Needle Screen (IMO) Limited success...but that's still not good enough...

    Anyways, thanks for the reply.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    win 8, win 7, ubuntu 12, osx lion


    ha, have to agree about the Space Needle Screen, that had to go.
    not sure about the problem. i only have me as a user but will give another user a try tomorrow.
    as a quick fix could you not just swap in another picture with the same name as the Space Needle Screen you deleted?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 of course :)


    Tried that didn't work. Made sure the pic was same size and file extension....but now after the fact, the color depth may have been different if that's an issue...

    Soon, someone will make an app that lets us customize Win 8 the way we want...maybe I just need to be patient LOL
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    WIndows 8 Pro


    I should have explained that I already tried setting the lock screen in "settings/personalize." It worked for the opening lock screen -- but when I sign out, there's the inevitable space needle.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    WIndows 8 Pro

    Change Sign Out Screen?


    Isn't there a way to change the sign out screen from the Seattle Space Needle graphic?

    I changed the lock screen, but when I hit "sign out", there's the Space Needle!

    Help, please!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I would love to know how to do this and to change the default purple color as well. It's the same purple background color that shows when you install windows 8. Example of the logon screen when you sign out. Click image for larger version
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  10. #10


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Honestly, I believe the user logon screens are hard-coded that way (purple background, etc). The space needle is likely a system default to be used in place of no personalized user's profile being loaded (after all, you signed out). If you restart the computer while logged in to any particular user, however, the lock screen will be the previous user's.

    It could also be a 'default profile'. I know people have changed the default profiles in the past so that new users automatically received certain themes or UI configurations by default, normally in business environments... however I'm not sure how that is actually done or if it's the case in Windows 8.

    If you really want to change the space needle that badly, you may need to learn where that particular image is stored, and replace it accordingly.
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