Lock Screen to Start Screen

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  1. marcfis

    marcfis New Member

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    Hello,

    Is there a way to get the lock screen picture onto the Start Screen? Doesn't seem like there is a way to do that. Any help, would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Marc
     
  2. Marco

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    The lock screen & Account picture in PC Settings have a "browse" button. The Start Screen doesn't, so I agree, there doesn't seem to be a way.
    If you can find where the start screen pictures are stored in Windows, then maybe you could add or substitute in your new picture and get it to work.
     
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    jake.gu3 New Member

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    I don't have my surface just yet (still waiting to ship), so I can't verify that this works..

    I found this article:
    Set Custom Picture As Start Screen Background In Windows 8

    That talks about a 3rd party utility that allows you to customize the start screen background. Again, I haven't tried it myself but there you go.
     
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    Mr.NK Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This seems to be a desktop application and so theres no chance to get this working on surface. However, due to the popularity of customizing the several backgrounds, the chance of getting an app doing this (if possible) could be quite god.
     
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    Huh? If I've understood the question, it's actually fairly easy -took me about 2 minutes if I recall, but was a couple of months ago so I'm not dead certain on the details.
    In my case it was something like:
    1. Find lockscreen image in C:\Windows\Web\Screen\
    2. Right Click to 'Set as Desktop Background'
    3. Right Click on Taskbar > Properties > Navigation Tab
    4. Tick 'Show my Desktop Background on Start'
    ...and I now have the same background on Lockscreen, Start Screen, and Desktop Wallpaper.
    Might be harder if you want you Desktop wallpaper different, but this works to my liking as it's all consistent.
     
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    holy old thread revival... dude that thread was posted 2 years ago when you couldn't set the start screen wallpaper with what you wanted... on pre-set wallpapers.. ;-) lol
     

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