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2 Methods to Disable / Enable Slideshow on Windows 11 Lock Screen

March 29th, 2023 by Admin

Lock screen slideshow is not working in Windows 11? The options to set up a slideshow are greyed out? The slideshow feature allows you to set up a rotation of your album to display on the Windows lock screen. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to disable or enable the slideshow on the lock screen of Windows 11.

Method 1: Disable / Enable Slideshow on Windows 11 Lock Screen via Group Policy

  1. Open Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization​, then double-click the “Prevent enabling lock screen slide show” policy on the right pane.

  2. Choose the Enabled option to turn off the slideshow feature, or select “Not Configured” if you don’t want to prevent the slideshow feature.

  3. Click Apply and then OK. The change will take effect immediately. If you’ve disabled the slideshow feature, open the Settings app and go to: Personalization -> Lock screen, you’ll find that many slideshow settings are greyed out and you’re unable to add an album for your slideshow.

Method 2: Disable / Enable Slideshow on Windows 11 Lock Screen via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click the Windows key in the left sidebar and choose New -> Key.

  2. Name the new key Personalization and select it. Next, right-click the blank area in the right pane and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the DWORD NoLockScreenSlideshow, and then double-click it and set its value data to 1. This will disable the slideshow feature and prevent a slide show from playing on the lock screen.

    Whenever you need to enable the slideshow feature, just delete the NoLockScreenSlideshow entry and you’re good to go.

That’s it!