System hacks: turn on the lock screen slide delay control

Windows 10 allows the lock screen interface to be used as a “photo frame”, when the computer is idle after startup, the lock screen program will show one or more groups of photos in a “slide show”. However, we cannot control the slideshow start delay, slideshow group transition interval parameters in the Windows 10 “Settings” program, and there is no such setting in the advanced options window (Figure 1). So, how can we control the delay? We can use the Registry Editor to achieve this.


First, press Win+R to open the “Run” dialog box, type REGEDIT and enter to start the Registry Editor. In the Registry Editor window, locate the “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionLock Screen” branch item in order. If the “Lock Screen” item does not exist, use the right-click menu command “New → Item” under the CurrentVersion item to create a new item named “Lock Screen ” (Figure 2).


Next, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value under the “Lock Screen” item, change its value name to “SlideshowDebug”, and set its value data to 1. To turn on the slideshow adjustable mode (Figure 3). (Figure 3).


Once the adjustable mode is enabled, set the Slideshow Start Delay and Slideshow Group Change Interval parameters. First, create a DWORD (32-bit) value called “SlideshowStartDelay” and set its numeric data to adjust the slideshow start delay time. Select a decimal number and enter the value in milliseconds, for example, select 5000 for a 5-second delay (Figure 4).


Then create a DWORD (32-bit) value called “SlideshowTransitionTimerInterval” and set its numeric data to adjust the interval between slide show transitions (Figure 5).


To fully control whether the slideshow is enabled or disabled, set the “SlideshowEnabled” option under the “Lock Screen” branch above (if it does not exist, you will need to create a new one) and set its The value of the data is set to 0 to completely disable the slideshow function, and 1 to enable it.

Once the above parameters are set, click the Power button to log out the current user and log back in, or restart the system to make the settings take effect.

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