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Custom lock screen picture under High Contrast theme

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Custom lock screen picture under High Contrast theme


    Hey everyone

    Not going to explain my entire life on here, just a little question.
    I want my laptop to have a nice dark theme to it
    I have very sensitive eyes and normal brightness hurts very quickly.
    So the only way i was able to nicely darken the screen, was to select one of the high contrast themes that comes preloaded with windows 8

    and with a darkish desktop background, i think i did pretty well, I will try to post a picture up here so you can see what im talkng about, but im not sure if it will work

    so anyway, i locked out of the computer, and took a look at the lock screen and it is this horrid looking dark blue purplish background, almost made me puke. Then i found out that you can change the background image

    but

    not for high contrast themes.

    is there ANY way around this?
    I dont care about the contrast, i just want a darker screen, and the only way i was able to achieve such freedom to change window colors and general colors was by selecting the high contrast theme and fiddling around with it.

    I saved it as my own theme but theres no tricking this device, it still counts it as high contrast.

    Does anybody know if i have any options around this? I have looked around for similar incidents, but nothing has come up yet.

    any input is valued, friends

    happy holidays.Click image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ernastovich,

    You should be able to select and use and image you like for your lock screen.

    Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

    OR

    Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Custom lock screen picture under High Contrast theme
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