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How to set Lock Screen image from right click menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit

    How to set Lock Screen image from right click menu


    Hello.
    How can I add a right click menu to an image file in order to be able to set it as a Lock Screen background.

    P.s. Reg. file I guess?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi there Haikgh,

    no, it is not possible to add a feature to the rightclick menu to set a picture directly as lock screen background.

    There is however a workaround! You can use the rightclick menu to set a picture as your dekstop background. And using a program like decor8 (Decor8 - Personalize the Windows® 8 Start screen with Decor8™!), you can change a setting so that the lockscreen is always the same as your desktop background.

    Goodluck with it!

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit


    Appreciate your response very much Der Snoober.

    Thanks for the tip, too. I wouldn't wanna have both pictures the same, though

    Thanks

    Een mooie dag verder.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you can try out the lockscreen wallpaper apps in the windows store. apps like Chameleon.

    Chameleon supports your own pics but also has support for Bing images, InterfaceLift, etc.

    Click image for larger version

    Chameleon app for Windows in the Windows Store
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  5. #5


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 Pro-64 bit


    Thank you man. I'll try it out.
    I am still hoping to get some kind of .reg file which would add a line in a right click menu of the image file to set a the picture to lockscreen directly
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  6. #6


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Haikgh View Post
    Thank you man. I'll try it out.
    I am still hoping to get some kind of .reg file which would add a line in a right click menu of the image file to set a the picture to lockscreen directly
    Not sure if anyone made that yet. But should be possible somehow I just don't know how.

    Have a look at the Bing App: it can add the Bing background image to the Lock Screen.
    Maybe Internet Explorer can do that as well... the Metro one? Don't know.
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