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Run background tasks when screen in locked?

  1. #1


    NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1

    Run background tasks when screen in locked?


    i'm not sure if this question has been asked before and if it has it would be appreciated if someone could point me in the right direction

    But my question is, is there a way to have programs running when I lock my Surface Pro, and if so how would I do it?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
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  3. #3


    NSW, Australia
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Sorry if I'm too oblivious to figure this out, but how would I use Task Scheduler to keep a program open when I lock my tablet, for example foobar, so that it keeps playing music?
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  4. #4


    NSW, Australia
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Anyone?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Sorry, no. I misunderstood you. Hopefully I can bump your post though.
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  6. #6


    NSW, Australia
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    ahh, no worries, thank you for trying anyways
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Run background tasks when screen in locked?
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