Customize and add apps to the lock screen of Windows 10

Customize and add apps to the lock screen of Windows 10

Lock Screen (Lock Screen) is an interface found in computers or mobile devices. At this screen, users are asked to enter a password and pin code before allowing access to the device. Usually, on a Windows 10 computer the lock screen offers options such as shutdown, restart …

In this article, we’ll guide you how to add apps to the lock screen and some other useful customizations.

Add apps to the lock screen

In addition to changing the picture of the lock screen, you can also add apps to it to increase usability. Specific methods are as follows:

  • You go to Settings of Windows 10 then select Personalization
  • In the Personalization screen, select L ock screen to open the lock screen settings.
  • Here, you’ll see two options for adding an application, including Choose an app to show detailed status and Choose an app to show quick status .

  • The first option is the main option and allows you to select only one application. When selected this app will display detailed status and notifications on the lock screen.
  • The second option lets you select multiple apps, but it will only display the brief notifications.
  • You add applications by pressing the + button and choose from the list available from Microsoft.

You should add the apps you use often to the lock screen because if you add less-used apps Windows 10 will not display notifications. In addition, currently this feature only supports system applications, not other applications yet.

More customizations for the lock screen on Windows 10

1. Choose photo displayed on lock screen

With the lock screen on Windows 10, you can set it up to display photos from:

  • Windows spotlight – automatic system, randomly grabbing images from the internet of Microsoft
  • Picture – Display a certain picture of your choice
  • Slideshow – Display many pictures selected by brothers in slideshow format

2. If you like the wallpaper on your home screen, you can also set it to show or not to show on the lock screen.

3. In Cortana> Lock screen , you can set up to use Cortana even when the device is still in lock mode

4. You can set up to display Firefox’s multimedia controls on the lock screen. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open Firefox then type about: config in the address bar and press Enter
  • Then when a new window appears, enter the word Media into the search box
  • You look to the item named media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled
  • By default, this item is set to False, change it to True to enable it
  • You close Firefox and restart to save changes

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