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Lock Screen Apps - Choose Apps to Show Status in Windows 8


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Lock Screen Apps - Choose Apps to Show Status in Windows 8
This will show you how to choose apps to run in the background and display quick status, detailed status, notifications, and alarms on your lock screen in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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Choose Apps to Show Status, Notifications, and Alarms on Lock Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how to choose apps to run in the background and display quick status, detailed status, notifications, and alarms on your lock screen in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
Choose Apps to Show Status, Notifications, and Alarms on Lock Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to choose apps to run in the background and display quick status, detailed status, notifications, and alarms on the lock screen for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

These app status updates will only show on the lock screen after locking (Windows+L) the PC while still signed in to your account, and not before or after signing out of your account.


EXAMPLE: Apps Displaying Updates on Lock Screen in Windows 8

Lock_Screen_App_Notification.jpg





OPTION ONE
Choose Apps to Show Status on Your Lock Screen in "PC Settings"

1. Open PC settings, and so step 2 or 3 below for what Windows 8 you have.​
2. In Windows 8 and Windows RT, click/tap on Personalize in the left pane, click/tap on Lock screen on the right side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
Lock.jpg
3. In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
8.1_PC-settings-1.jpg
A) Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side of "PC and devices", and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
8.1_PC-settings-1B.jpg
4. Scroll down to the Lock screen apps section on the right side, and do step 5, 6, and/or 7 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot above)​
5. To Add, Remove, or Change an App to "run in background and show quick status and notifications" on Lock Screen
A) To add, click/tap on a plus sign, and select an available app. (see screenshot below)​
Add.jpg
B) To remove, click/tap on one of the added apps, and click/tap on Don't display a badge here (Windows 8/RT) or Don't show quick status here (Windows 8.1/RT 8.1). (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you remove a app, then it will also be removed in step 6 below.​
Remove.jpg
C) To change, click/tap on one of the added apps, and select another available app. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you change a app it will remove the current app and replace it with the selected one. If the current app you are changing is also displayed in step 6 below, then it will also be removed in step 4 below when changed.​
Change.jpg
6. To Add, Remove, or Change an App to "display detailed status" on Lock Screen
NOTE: If you remove an app in step 5 above, then it will also be removed here.​
A) To add, click/tap on a plus sign (if there), and select an available app. (see screenshot below)​
B) To remove, click/tap on one of the added apps, and click/tap on Don't show detailed status on the lock screen.​
C) To change, click/tap on the added app, and select another available app.​
Details.jpg
7. To Add, Remove, or Change an App to "show alarms" on Lock Screen
NOTE: If you remove an app in step 5 above, then it will also be removed here. This step is only available in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.​
A) To add, click/tap on a plus sign (if there), and select an available app. (see screenshot below)​
B) To remove, click/tap on one of the added apps, and click/tap on Don't show alarms on the lock screen.​
C) To change, click/tap on one the added app, and select another available app.​
Lock_Screen_Alarms.jpg
8. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​






OPTION TWO
Turn On or Off Showing App Status on Lock Screen in "Permissions" Settings

NOTE: This option will be the same as doing only step 3 in OPTION ONE above. If you would like the app to display detailed status on the lock screen, then you will also need to do step 4 in OPTION ONE above.
1. Open the Permissions of a Windows Store app that you want to turn on or off to "run in the background and show quick status and notifications" on the lock screen. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Not all Metro apps will have an option available to display updates on the lock screen.​
Lock_App-Permissions.jpg
2. Under Lock screen in the right pane, move the slider left or right to turn on or off. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: If you turn off a app, then it will also be removed in step 3 and 4 in OPTION ONE above.​
3. When finished, you could press the :winkey: key to return to the Start screen if you like.​
4. If you would like the app to display detailed status on the lock screen, then you will also need to do step 4 in OPTION ONE above.​






OPTION THREE
Remove Apps to Don't Show Status on Your Lock Screen in Registry

1. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.​
2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.​
3. Do step 4, 5, and/or 6 below for what you would like to do.​
4. To Remove an App to "run in background and show quick status and notifications" on Lock Screen
A) In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)​
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Notifications\Badge
B) In the left pane under the expanded Badge key, you will see the modern apps that you added from step 5 in Option One, or from Option Two above.​
C) Right click on an app that you want to Don't show quick status here on you lock screen anymore, click on Delete, and click/tap on OK to approve.​
Lock_Screen_Quick_Status.jpg
5. To Remove an App to "display detailed status" on Lock Screen
NOTE: If you remove an app in step 4 above, then it will also be removed here.​
A) In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)​
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Notifications\Tile
B) In the left pane under the expanded Tile key, you will see the modern app that you added from step 6 in Option One above.​
C) Right click on the listed app that you want to Don't show detailed status on the lock screen anymore, click on Delete, and click/tap on OK to approve.​
Lock_Screen_Detailed_Status.jpg
6. To Remove an App to "show alarms" on Lock Screen
NOTE: If you remove an app in step 4 above, then it will also be removed here. This step is only available in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.​
A) In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)​
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Notifications\Alarm
B) In the left pane under the expanded Alarm key, you will see the modern app that you added from step 7 in Option One above.​
C) Right click on the listed app that you want to Don't show alarms on the lock screen anymore, click on Delete, and click/tap on OK to approve.​
Lock_Screen_Show_Alarms.jpg
7. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.​


That's it,
Shawn


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I cant get any of these notifications to show on the lock screen, Ive checked all the settings and all looks fine anyone else having issues.

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Hello Danny,

Just to be certain, this will only show on the lock screen after locking (Windows+L) your computer, and not before or after signing out of your account.

In addition, you would also need to do step 4 in OPTION ONE for the selected app to display detailed status on the lock screeen.

Hope this helps. :)
 

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Hello Shawn

Yes done all you suggested and still nothing with either the mail or weather apps, but I've also just noticed the live tiles for these are not working from within windows 8 either although the apps themselves work fine and are set to show live tiles and other live tiles are ok also. Related possibly???

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It sure looks like they are related. While having live tile updates turned on for them, open say the Weather app to have it set to show weather for your location and close it to see if the tile updates start showing afterwards. I find that you usually have to open the app at least once and have it setup before they show if you haven't already.

To bad you can only get one "detailed" app to show on the lock screen though.
 

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Tutorial updated to add OPTION THREE to also be able to remove apps showing status on lock screen in Registry Editor. :)
 

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