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See Lockscreen Notifications at startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    See Lockscreen Notifications at startup


    If you want to see email notifications on the lockscreen before you log in it's pretty easy.

    Carry out the instructions to auto log in on startup

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    then have a batch file in the start-up folder to lock the pc

    Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation

    when the pc starts up it auto logs on with your live account, I get about 10 seconds of start screen before the batch file runs then it locks and I have email and whatever other notifications are active sat on the lock screen. You also have the benefit of any background apps starting up before you log in, speedfan, lcdsmartie things like that.
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Nov 2012 at 11:42. Reason: updated link for the same here

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Stephen,

    In addition, you will also need to make sure that you have first turned on live notification updates on the lock screen for the Windows Store app (ex: Mail) you want them from.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5322-lock-screen-apps-turn-updates-off-windows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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