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Disable Lock-Screen Image Slider?

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Disable Lock-Screen Image Slider?


    I want to remove the screen you have to pull out of the way to enter your password during boot-up or restoring from sleep, etc. Usually I just hit the space bar and it slides away but I find it unnecessary, there must be a way to disable it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Floyd,

    This would be the lock screen. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable it.

    Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Sweet! Done.

    Got another request for you....

    How do I change the default start screen search category? It always searches apps by default I wish to search files by default how do I go about this?

    Thanks!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    There's not a way to change the default search that I know of. However, you could use the Search Files shortcut from the tutorial below to open search directly with files selected. You can also "Pin to Start" this shortcut to make it easy to use from Start as well.

    Search Files Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    That will work for now, awesome!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I may have spoke too soon, it only throws suggestions it does not actively search and display my files?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    It will, but you will need to press Enter or click/tap on the search icon first before you will get search results on the left instead of just search suggestions below.

    Search in Windows 8
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Anyway to combine the live search into the code? When I use my Windows-Key it live searches as I type without pressing enter.
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It should be the same since the shortcut opens the same search field used by Start, but Files from shortcut instead of Everywhere from Start.
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