Thursday, August 20, 2015

Win-10, Build 10525: "Do not display the Lock Screen"

It's only my opinion, but I find the Lock Screen a damned nuisance, and I like to go directly to the Logon Screen instead. In this latest Build 10525, there's been a slight change in Group Policy Editor for getting to the goodies that will hide it for you. Please have a look at the second image above, left-hand column, for the steps to get to the page where you choose what to do with it.

The route is: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.

In that right-hand panel, double-click on "Do not display the lock screen" and that will open another window, where you will see this is "not configured", so you need to change it to "Enabled" to remove the Lock Screen from Startup.
Then close those windows, and do a reboot, and you will be taken directly to your Logon Screen.

And if you are getting an unwanted color on the Logon Screen background, you can fix that in Settings > Personalization. Select the tab for Colors on the left side, and then on the right of that, under "Choose a Color", look for the button under the words "Automatically pick an accent color from my background" and move that to the left for "Off". Then choose a new color from the selections in the pallet below that. The next time you restart, that will be your new Logon Screen background.

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