Personalization Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture in Windows 11


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The options in this tutorial are no longer available in Windows.



This tutorial will show you how to switch to the next Windows Spotlight picture on the desktop and/or lock screen for your account in Windows 11.

Windows Spotlight is an option for your theme, lock screen, and desktop background that displays different Bing daily background images, and occasionally offers fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on the lock screen.

If you don't like the current Windows Spotlight picture on your lock screen or desktop, you can switch to the next picture on demand to change it.


Contents

  • Option One: Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture on Desktop
  • Option Two: Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture on Lock Screen




Option One

Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture on Desktop


1 Right click on the Learn more about this picture desktop icon. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Switch to next picture.

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Option Two

Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture on Lock Screen


1 While on the lock screen (Win+L), hover over the Learn more about this picture icon. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Not a fan to switch to a new picture.

Lock_screen_Windows_Spotlight.jpg



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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When I right click on that icon, the only option given is "open." Does anyone know what the problem could be?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16
When I right click on that icon, the only option given is "open." Does anyone know what the problem could be?

Hello, :alien:

No problem. Those options had been removed by Microsoft. This below is what's available now.

spotlight.jpg
 

My Computers

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    Windows 11 Pro
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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
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    Sound Card
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    Internet Speed
    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
Hello, :alien:

No problem. Those options had been removed by Microsoft. This below is what's available now.

That's a shame. Thank you for letting me know.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 16

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