How to Open Lock Screen Settings in Windows 11

In this post, you’ll see:

  • How to Open Lock Screen Settings and How to Create Shortcut for it
  • How to Prevent Users from Changing Lock Screen and Logon Image

Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s start.

How to Open Lock Screen Settings in Windows 11

You can open the lock screen settings in Windows 11 using one of the following methods:

Method #1

Go to Settings by pressing Windows + I. Then select “Personalization” on the left. Click “Lock screen” on the right.

Method #2

Open the Start menu and type the “lock screen” (without double quotes). In the search results, click “Lock screen settings.”

Method #3

Launch Run. In it, type ms-settings:lockscreen and then press “Enter.”

You can use the above command in the following programs: Task Manager (Hit File > Run new task option to use the command) and the address bar of File Explorer.

Launch the lock screen settings using the command start ms-settings:lockscreen in the Command Prompt or PowerShell.

How to Create a Shortcut to Lock Screen Settings

You can create a lock screen settings shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or File Explorer by following these steps:

Right-click on the empty area of the Desktop or File Explorer. In the context menu, select “New” and click “Shortcut.”

In the “Create Shortcut” popup window, enter ms-settings:lockscreen. Click “Next.”

If you don’t like the suggested shortcut name, you can specify your own and click the “Finish” button.

How to Prevent Users from Changing Lock Screen and Logon Image

Here, you’ll learn how to prevent users from changing the lock screen and logon image in Windows 11. Let’s begin.

Method #1

Launch local group policy editor. Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization.

Then double-click “Prevent changing lock screen and logon image” in the right pane. Select Enabled and hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To allow users to change the lock screen and logon image, follow the steps above, but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Launch Registry Editor. Before proceeding, I suggest taking a backup of the Registry.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows.

Click on Personalization. If you don’t see it, create it by right-clicking on the Windows key, choosing New > Key, and hitting Enter after typing Personalization.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type NoChangingLockScreen and then hit the Enter key.

Double-click it and provide 1 in the Value data field, and hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To allow users to change the lock screen and logon image, replace 1 with 0, or delete the DWORD you created earlier.

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