Personalization Choose App or Widgets to Show Detailed Status on Lock Screen in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing widgets or app detailed status on the lock screen for your account in Windows 11.

The lock screen (aka: welcome screen) is the screen you see at startup and when you lock (Win+L) the PC. You will need to dismiss the lock screen to to see the sign-in screen and sign in to Windows.

Starting with Windows 11 build 23612 (Dev) and build 22635.3061 (Beta), Microsoft introducing a richer weather experience to your lock screen. This includes dynamic, interactive weather updates. So, as you hover over the weather experience on your lock screen, you will see more information. When you tap or click on the weather card and sign in, Microsoft Edge opens with the full forecast in MSN Weather. If you already use Weather for Lock screen status, there is nothing for you to do. Also, this new experience will be on by default. Should you not want to see this experience, you can change your lock screen status to None. This rich weather experience is available when you lock your screen no matter which lock screen background personalization option you select (Windows spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).

Starting with Windows 11 build 22631.3374, you should see the richer weather experience on your lock screen. This includes dynamic, interactive weather updates. So, as you hover over the weather experience on your lock screen, you will see more information. When you tap or click on the weather card and sign in, Microsoft Edge opens with the full forecast in MSN Weather. If you already use Weather under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Lock screen status, there is nothing for you to do. Also, this new experience will be on by default. Should you not want to see this experience, you can change your lock screen status to “None.” This rich weather experience is available when you lock your screen no matter which personalization option you select (Windows spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).

Starting with Windows 11 build 22635.3420 (Beta), Microsoft adds Weather and more widgets to your lock screen. Stay informed and efficient with dynamic updates that bring finance, traffic, and sports to your Lock screen, alongside weather. The card design has been improved with acrylic blur, card size, spacing, and font optimizations. Note this feature might not be available to all users because it will roll out gradually.

References:

EXAMPLE: An example of weather, finance, traffic, and sports cards on the Windows 11 lock screen. The cards are aligned in the center and located in a row on the bottom of the screen.

An example of weather, finance, traffic, and sports cards on the Windows 11 lock screen.jpg




Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Lock screen on the right side. (see screenshots below)


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3 Select None or an available Dev Home, Mail, Weather and more, Calendar, or Windows Widgets app in the Lock screen status drop menu for what you want.

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lock_screen_status_app-2b.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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I see only weather widget. How can I add the rest of them ?
(I choose Weather and more)
 

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    22631.3593
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    i5-11400F
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    Gigabyte
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    32GB
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I see only weather widget. How can I add the rest of them ?
(I choose Weather and more)
We'll have to wait until it slowly rolls out to us. :(
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Interesting.. This setting turned itself from none to weather and more today, May 8th, 2024
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD R7 5700g
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    ASROCK B550 PG Velocita
    Memory
    32Gb
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Viewsonic
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    1920 x 1080
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    3 1Tb ssd,, 1 256Gb ssd,, and 1Tb Hdd
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    RAIDMAX Thunder RGB RX-735AP-R 735 W
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    5 Assorted brands
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    Dell 101 key Standard keyboard
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    Microsoft
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    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes
For the impatient crowd:
Code:
vivetool /enable /id:47921515,47921574

 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
@Jerry06 Interesting. My laptop recently went from None to Weather then to Weather and More. So frustrating.
@Brink Thank you for the solution. Cheers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude 5490
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 189

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello Everyone, I created an account here just to ask for help and check what is wrong with my PC.

I did run the command (below) to enable Copilot, command run successfully, restart, but Copilot icon did not apprear.

Powershell:
C:\Users\Andrei> & "C:\Users\Andrei\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3\ViVeTool.exe" /enable /id:47921515,47921574
ViVeTool v0.3.3 - Windows feature configuration tool

Successfully set feature configuration(s)


I also observed that the Lock screen widget are also not available for me...

Windows install has a minimum of program installed, some provacy settings disabled (like tracking id and other similar). Might be some of the disabled options ti prevent cortana activation?

windows version = Windows 11 Pro - 23H2 - 22631.3672 - Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.1009.0
local (admin) user.

Please help. :)

PS: i have another laptop, Build 22631.3593, and it got both Copilot+Widgets on lock screen (probably other features...) [similar settings i hope]
PS2: not all features IDs are in the "FeatureDictionary.pfs" file... i cannot check if the IDs were correct.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro - 23H2 - 22631.3672
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AORUS 15P YD
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    64 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
Hello @Andrei & welcome,

Microsoft terminated the Cortana experiment a while back.
 

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    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
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    Laptop
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
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    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
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    24428 Megabytes
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    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
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    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
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    Windows 11 Insider Canary
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
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    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
Hello, Sorry... I was talking about Copilot, the AI tool and/or lock screen widgets.
Updated in the priginal post also.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro - 23H2 - 22631.3672
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AORUS 15P YD
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    64 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
Hello, Sorry... I was talking about Copilot, the AI tool and/or lock screen widgets.
Updated in the priginal post also.
OK, that makes sense.
Copilot is not yet available worldwide.
As far as the widget for the weather on the lock screen, make sure ou open the Weather App and confirm your location.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
I can "cope" with "Copilot is not yet available worldwide", but the other laptop is 22631.3593 (some older version) and still got it long time ago.
Anyway, why the WIdgets are not available (by default or with VIVE tool)?
I think is smtg wrong with my setup....


I found this in Diagnostic Data Viewer...
Code:
{
"featureId": 47921515,
"status": false,
"state": 2,
"variant": 0,
"payload": 0,
"stateKind": 8,
"flightId": "FX:00000000",
"firstStatus": "1601-01-01T00:00:00.0000000Z"
},
{
"featureId": 47921574,
"status": false,
"state": 2,
"variant": 0,
"payload": 0,
"stateKind": 8,
"flightId": "FX:00000000",
"firstStatus": "1601-01-01T00:00:00.0000000Z"
},
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro - 23H2 - 22631.3672
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AORUS 15P YD
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    64 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
(i cannot edit previous message)
I observed that, even after successfuly run the comands, the features are not enabled (confirmed in Diagnostic Viewerfor all 5 IDs).
Code:
PS C:\Users\Andrei>  & "C:\Users\Andrei\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3\ViVeTool.exe" /enable /id:47921515,47921574
ViVeTool v0.3.3 - Windows feature configuration tool


Successfully set feature configuration(s)
PS C:\Users\Andrei>  & "C:\Users\Andrei\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3\ViVeTool.exe" /enable /id:46686174,47530616,44755019
ViVeTool v0.3.3 - Windows feature configuration tool


Successfully set feature configuration(s)
PS C:\Users\Andrei>

eg:
Code:
"featureId": 47921574,
"status": false,
"state": 2,
"variant": 0,
"payload": 0,
"stateKind": 8,
"flightId": "FX:00000000",
"firstStatus": "1601-01-01T00:00:00.0000000Z"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro - 23H2 - 22631.3672
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AORUS 15P YD
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    64 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 16 GB
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
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