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Thread: How to enable or disable Lock Screen Slideshow in Windows 8.1

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    How to enable or disable Lock Screen Slideshow in Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 is the latest edition offering you more enhanced feature over Windows 8. It is also stable and works really well when it comes to performance. Windows 8.1 is ideally designed to work with portable platform. Here in this short guide I am going to show you how you can simply enable or disable the lock screen slide show.

    This is a new feature in Windows 8.1 where you can run your favorite images in the background of your lock screen. And it works really fine. You can load up your favorite images. Instead of static lock screen, the slideshow makes it alive. But many of you might won't like it and many of you want to turn this things. My guide will help both. You can find steps below to enable the Lock Screen and also to disable it.

    Configuration Lock screen through Windows 8.1 PC Settings - Through PC settings you can enable and disable lock screen quiet easily. For that you have to go in Pc Settings and there you can see a option as Lock screen. Just tap on that. And then on the left side you can see a option PC and Devices. You have to tap on it back. Once done you can simply disable it or enable it as per your need. This one is the most simplest way.

    Through PC and Devices:

    Lock screen Slide Show On/Off: For turning it off you have to back in the Pc and Device. At the left when you swipe you can see Lock Screen. And at the bottom you can see a bar for Slideshow. Just drag it to turn it on and off. Now when you turn it on you can see a LockScreen option also. This give you more settings to configure it. Like you can add your own pics on the lock screen, you can add a folder or you can also configure your SkyDrive account here.

    Using Skydrive/OneDrive images on Windows 8.1 Lock screen Slideshow: Turn on Slide Show and from Pc and Devices go in Lock Screen. Just below Play Slide you can see a Use Picture From section. From there come towards down side and tap on Skydrive/Onedrive. Add your live account. It is necessary that your Skydrive sync must be set to offline save. Or else the images will not work if you are disconnected from internet.

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    Re: How to enable or disable Lock Screen Slideshow in Windows 8.1

    Additional tips:
    • To add a folder from the same section tap on Add a folder.
    • To remove a folder from the same section go under User Picture From, tap on the folder and the right bottom you can see remove button.
    • To enable camera roll just drag the Include Camera Roll folders from this Pc and Sky drive slider.
    • You can also enable or disable use pictures only that fit on screen from the same section. Just see the option "Only use the pictures that will fit best on my screen". This will ignore small images from your pc.

    Through Registry Editor:

    You can also use Windows registry editor here. But remember this one is a bit advance procedure. It is only recommended for expert. If you had not done any changes in registry before then please skip this method.

    Launch Windows registry by typing regedit in Run box and navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Lock Screen.
    Search for the DWORD name of slideshow like SlideshowDurable, SlideshowEnable, etc and right click on that. Modify the value. 0 for Off and 1 for On.

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