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Lock Screen Slide Show - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.1

How to Turn On or Off the Lock Screen Slide Show in Windows 8.1


information   Information
Windows 8.1 introduces a new feature to be able to set your lock screen to play a dynamic slide show of shuffled images from your selected SkyDrive, local (This PC), library, homegroup, or network folders.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on and setup or turn off playing a slide show on your lock screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
In Windows 8 and 8.1 there are two "Lock" screens. One is set by the user that is displayed only when they are signed in. The other is the default Lock screen image that is displayed when there are no users signed in.

The lock screen slide show will not play when there are no users signed in. For example, at startup.

Each user has their own specific lock screen. The lock screen that shows depends on the user the is signed in and locked the PC.

warning   Warning
Be sure to have the Windows Search service enabled and running.

EXAMPLE: Lock Screen
Lock_Screen-2.png





OPTION ONE
Turn On or Off Your Lock Screen Slide Show in PC settings

1. Open PC settings, and either click/tap on Lock screen on the right side or click/tap on PC & devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-1.jpg
2. Click/tap on Lock screen on the left side of PC & devices, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 3A or 5A)​
3. To Turn Off Your Lock Screen Slide Show
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) On the right side under Slide show, move the Play a slide show on the lock screen slider to the left, and go to step 12 below. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-2.jpg
4. To Turn On Your Lock Screen Slide Show
A) On the right side under Slide show, move the Play a slide show on the lock screen slider to the right.. (see screenshot below)​
Lock_Screen_Slide_Show_On.jpg
B) Continue on to do any one or all of steps 5 to 12 below.​
5. To Add a Folder to Use Pictures from to Display in Slide Show
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4.​
A) Under Use pictures from, click/tap on + Add a folder. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-4.jpg
B) Navigate to and open a SkyDrive, local (This PC), library, homegroup, or network folder (ex: Wallpapers) that you want to use pictures (images) from to select it, and click/tap on Choose this folder. (see screenshot below)​
Note   Note
SkyDrive folders must be set to "Make offline" to be available (synced and copied) on your PC to be able to use with the lock screen slide show.
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-5.jpg
Tip   Tip
How to Navigate:
Tip   Tip

A) Click/tap on This PC/Libraries to open a root folder to have it's subfolders open in the main window.​
B) Click/tap on a folder in the main window to open it's subfolders in the main window.​
C) During this, you can click/tap on Go up to go up one folder level in the main window.​
Windows_8.1_Navigate-1.jpgWindows_8.1_Navigate-2.jpg

C) Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-5B.jpg
6. To Remove Folders to No Longer Use Pictures from in Slide Show
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4.​
A) Under Use pictures from, click/tap on an added folder (step 5), and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-6.jpg
7. To Turn On or Off to Include "Camera Roll" Folders from this PC and SkyDrive
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4.​
A) On the right side under Include Camera Roll folders from this PC and SkyDrive, move the slider to turn on or off. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This is turned off by default.​
Camera_Roll.jpg
8. To Turn On or Off Your Lock Screen Slide Show when on Battery Power
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4, and if your PC runs on a battery.​
A) On the right side, move the Play a slide show when using battery power slider to turn on or off. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This is turned off by default.​
Battery.jpg
9. To Turn On or Off to Only Use Pictures that Fit Best on Your Screen
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4. This setting will optimize photo selection by having Windows only use pictures that best fit on your screen from within the added folders (step 5 in the slide show.​
A) Under Only use the pictures that will fit best on my screen, move the slider to turn on or off. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This is turned on by default.​
Auto.jpg
10. Turn On or Off to Show Lock Screen Instead of Turning Off Screen when PC is Inactive
Note   Note
This setting will only be available if you did step 4.
Note   Note

The amount of inactive time before turning off screen or showing lock screen can be set in the tutorial below.​

A) Under When my PC is inactive, show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen, move the slider to turn on or off. (see screenshot below)​
Show_Lock_Screen.jpg
11. To Set When to Turn Off Screen(s) after Slide Show has Played
NOTE: This setting will only be available if you did step 4.​
A) Under Turn off screen after slide show has played for, click/tap on the drop down menu, and click/tap on how long you want until your display screen(s) automatically turn off after the lock screen slide show has started playing. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slde_Show-9.jpg
12. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​







OPTION TWO
Turn On or Off Your Lock Screen Slide Show in Registry Editor


Note   Note
You will only be able to add or remove folders to use pictures from to play in the lock screen slide show in OPTION ONE in PC settings, and not from the registry.

1. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.​
2. If administrator, click/tap on Yes if prompted by UAC.​
3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below.​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen
Windows_8.1_Lock_Screen_Slide_Show_Registry.jpg

4. In the right pane of Lock Screen, double click/tap on the DWORD name listed in the table below that you want to modify it's data value setting for.​
Note   Note
If a DWORD name you want to set is not listed in the right pane of Lock Screen, then right click on an empty area in the right pane, click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type in the DWORD name listed in the table below that you want to set, and press Enter.
Note   Note


Tip   Tip
The amount of inactive time before turning off screen or showing lock screen for the When my PC is inactive, show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen setting can be set in the tutorial below.


Setting

DWORD Name

Data Values

Play a slide show on the lock screen

SlideshowEnabled

0 = Off

1 = On

Include Camera Roll folders from this PC and SkyDrive

SlideshowIncludeCameraRoll

0 = Off

1 = On

Only use the pictures that will fit best on my screen

SlideshowOptimizePhotoSelection

0 = Off

1 = On

Play a slide show when using battery power

SlideshowEnabledOnBattery

0 = Off

1 = On

When my PC is inactive, show the lock screen instead of turning off the screen

SlideshowAutoLock

0 = Off

1 = On

Turn off screen after slide show has played for

SlideshowDuration

1800000 = 30 minutes

3600000 = 1 hour

10800000 = 3 hours

0 = Don't turn off


5. Select (dot) Decimal, type in a data value from the table above (step 4) for what you want to set it with, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
warning   Warning
If you wanted to enable the lock screen slide show, then be sure to set the SlideshowEnabled DWORD to 1 to turn on the lock screen slide show for the other settings to work.
Modify.jpg

6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.​




That's it,
Shawn


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How do the paths look when you view them in File Explorer instead?
 

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Through file explorer, paths are working as expected. Its just the metro file browser interface that seems to not recognize anything other than Onedrive.
 

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If this just recently happened, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully undo and fix it.
 

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Hey there Brink... I ended up re-indexing and rebuilding my libraries, so that now when I select This PC, everything is there as it should be!

Bu now there is some peculiar behavior with the lock screen slideshow displaying my, ahem, hidden files. I have a folder or two on my external drive that have been marked as hidden under the folder properties, but I was very surprised to see a couple of the images from these folders come up during a slideshow.

The folders, sub-folders and contents within these hidden folders are properly shown as hidden through other apps, for example, from the mail app, when selecting attach file, then browsing to the external drive and looking for these hidden folders, they are not displayed or otherwise presented. Only during the lock screen slideshow have I seen them come up. Under PC and devices >lock screen > play a slide show from the lock screen > use pictures from... the only items listed are the OneDrive pictures and the desktop pictures libraries. The hidden folders on the external drive are definitely not there! Any suggestions as to what is going on?
 

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Hi!

It seems like this doesn't work at all for me. I changed it to slideshow (with selecting a folder, etc) but I still have the old image that I used for the lockscreen.
Do I need a restart? It's not mentioned, and I don't see why shouldn't it be applied instantly.
 

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It seems like my reg keys are different though:
lockscreen.png

I don't have SlideshowAutoLock for one. (SlideshowDuration I custom set to 10 minutes, but it didn't work when I set 30 mins in the GUI)

Also:
What on earth is "AutoLockScreenTimeoutActive" which is only mentioned in a warning within this tutorial and never explained...
 

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Hello avada, :)

Just to make sure, this will only apply to your lock screen while you are signed in to Windows and have locked (Win+L) the computer.

If a DWORD is missing in the registy, it means that it's setting has not been changed in Settings yet. You would just need to manually add the DWORD as per the blue note box under step 4 in Option 2 to be able to change it in the registry.

The red warning box in step 5 Option 2 is to make sure that is set to be able play a slide show on your lock screen.
 

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Hello avada, :)

Just to make sure, this will only apply to your lock screen while you are signed in to Windows and have locked (Win+L) the computer.

If a DWORD is missing in the registy, it means that it's setting has not been changed in Settings yet. You would just need to manually add the DWORD as per the blue note box under step 4 in Option 2 to be able to change it in the registry.

The red warning box in step 5 Option 2 is to make sure that is set to be able play a slide show on your lock screen.

-Indeed. That's what I was expecting. But the image just wouldn't change.

-Okay. I set everything I wanted then.

-But that key wasn't there at all, and isn't explained. What does AutoLockScreenTimeoutActive do? (I see you removed it from the warning) Should I create it manually since it's not there?
 

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I tried deleting the Lock Screen screen altogether. ...And the picture still remained... And the screen switched off after a minute. (it was set to 30 minutes). It's like the settings and values don't matter at all.
 

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AutoLockScreenTimeoutActive was a left over from a previous update of the tutorial. It's removed now.

Let's see some screenshots of your lock screen slide show settings in Settings to see if anything may stand out.

Usually, it's best to select a folder that only contains the images you want to use for the slide show, and doesn't contain anything else.
 

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AutoLockScreenTimeoutActive was a left over from a previous update of the tutorial. It's removed now.

Let's see some screenshots of your lock screen slide show settings in Settings to see if anything may stand out.
I told you what I set, but here it is:
(The preview broke when I deleted the Lock Screen registry key. But it still won't work.)
lockscreen-settings.png

AutoLockScreenTimeoutActive was a left over from a previous update of the tutorial. It's removed now.

Let's see some screenshots of your lock screen slide show settings in Settings to see if anything may stand out.

Usually, it's best to select a folder that only contains the images you want to use for the slide show, and doesn't contain anything else.
That's the case I use the default pictures folder, just as I do for wallpapers.
 

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No offense to you, but I just like to see screenshots to verify to help rule out any possible misunderstandings about the settings, and see if anything stands out that might not have been thought about.

In your screenshot, you have a red "You need more than one for the slides" message. It looks like you need to add another folder to be able to play a slide show on the lock screen.
 

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In your screenshot, you have a red "You need more than one for the slides" message. It looks like you need to add another folder to be able to play a slide show on the lock screen.
(stupid windows can't even read it's own default pictures folder...)
That's of no significance. I had the folder added before and did it again. Still the same old lockscreen picture.
 

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As a test, add a second folder, and put the images you want inside the second folder to see how that does for you.
 

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As a test, add a second folder, and put the images you want inside the second folder to see how that does for you.

Nothing. Though I noticed that I always get the idiotic "need more than one image for slideshow" message when I revisit the settings.
 

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Odd. I take that both folders have more than one image in them?
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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I think I found the issue. The "Windows Search" service apparently needs to be enabled. You can add it to the guide.

Also, apparently it disables the screensaver and vice versa, setting a screensaver disables the animated lockscreen. Can be super frustrating, when you unexpectedly disable one of them. Worth a mention in my opinion.

(Didn't find out why the default lockscreen broke though.)
 

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