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Win10 Login Screen - Can it show a message?


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 04:56 PM

Hello All,

 

       I really like the way that Android (or at least Android Kit Kat) has allowed me to customize my login (well, lock, but same idea) screen to contain a message of my choosing.  I have it display, "Please call {insert my phone number here} if you find this device," which has come in really handy (only once, but still).

 

       I would love to do the same thing at the Windows 10 Login screen so that if I should somehow accidentally leave my laptop somewhere (no, it's never happened, and probably won't, but . . .) it would display a similar message on the login screen.

 

       Can one do this and, if so, how?

 

 


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:07 PM

If it works in a similar way to 8.1 almost certainly. When we recently bought my wife a laptop running 8.1 she really disliked the upside down rainbow effect standard log-in screen background so I changed it for one of her photos.

 

You might need to do a little photoshopping to insert the text you want on an image, but that is fairly easy, you could do it in 'Paint' if nothing else is available, and the option to change the graphic is available through 'Personalisation' if I remember correctly.

 

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:22 PM

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/displaying-customized-start-message-windows-8

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:18 PM

Thank you.  Much appreciated.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:21 PM

Agouti,

 

            Thanks very much.   I followed the instructions for the registry edit option at the link you posted and it works like a charm.  I don't use regedit very often at all, but there are certain things that I will do it for and this one works beautifully!


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 05:10 PM

Just an afterword.

 

I was mistaken above - I did it through the 'PC Settings' tile in the tiled interface. It is very easy from there to change the appearance of the 'Lock screen'.

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 06:13 PM

Chris,

 

        On Windows 10 "Personalization" is available via the main Settings app and "Lock Screen" is one of the options to personalize.  This appears to be the replacement for the Windows 8 PC Settings app.


Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

 

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