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    #2440856

    Trying to locate duration setting. I tried a couple registry fixes for 10 but neither worked. Stuck on one picture. Any ideas? Thanks!

    - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

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    • #2440922

      See:

      If Windows Spotlights stops working and/or stops changing the background image, you can reset and re-register Windows Spotlight to fix it.

      (Sometimes it may take 24 to 48 hours after resetting for Windows Spotlight to sync again.)

      Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 11 [ElevenForum.com]

      This procedure has worked well for me and many others on Windows 10.

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.169 (group ASAP) + Microsoft 365

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    • #2440986

      Thanks – I’ll go try that and report back.

      - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

    • #2441518

      Well, 3 days later, the spotlight screen shows a different picture than that ugly blue ribbon thing and dims to black after about 45 seconds so its usable. Picture doesn’t change.

      However, slideshow dims after 45 seconds but after a few seconds becomes bright again until another 45 seconds later, then repeat. It never changes the picture.

      Maybe I should try that reset again?

      I’ve been using the old screen saver that I think had been around since XP. At least that still works, though it doesn’t have the option to full-screen the pictures. But usable.

      Thanks.

      - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

      • #2441525

        What’s the ugly blue ribbon thing?

        Perhaps you should try Spotlight without the ancient screen saver?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.169 (group ASAP) + Microsoft 365

        • #2441573

          Thanks.I am currently using Spotlight. Currently the ancient screen saver is set to “none” which afaik shuts it off. The picture with spotlight does not change but at least it’s not this one.

          Screen-Shot-04-24-22-at-04.14-PM

          - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

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    • #2442774

      The delay here was me doing another reset and waiting 60 hours.

      NOTE: I sometimes use the ancient screen saver simply because IT WORKS.

      Trying spotlight, pictures do change occasionally but I found timeout to be functional of the timeout setting in the ancient screen saver – set that to 2 minutes, you get lockscreen after ~3 min. Set it to 5Min, get lockscreen after ~6 min. However, set it to 7 minutes and no lockscreen until 13 min and then black screen.

      It seems that the appearance of the lockscreen is followed in ~1min by black screen.

      Note, power settings through this remain at shut display off after 10 min. Sometimes that limit holds, sometimes it is ignored, functional on the setting of the timeout in ancient screen saver timeout setting (set to “none” in all cases).

      Slideshow only shows the one picture, it turns out, that was selected in the “Picture” option, even if that picture was selected from a folder that had many pictures (a supposed fix for slideshow probs). slideshow always says “you need more than one picture to show” regardless of what folder you point it at. Basic programming error in there. This whole “lockscreen menu is littered with programming errors.

      - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

    • #2442823

      Note: for slideshow to work, folder must be indexed. Now works.

      EDIT: user error – I had shut off indexing for C: around the same time I took last update. A word to the wise…

      - ThinkPad T570-20HA, i7-7600U, 2.8GHz, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 256GB M.2 NVMe PM961. HP laserjets (M254dw, P1606dn), Epson 2480 scanner -

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