The lock screen is a beautiful feature in Windows 8. It is the screen that appears when a user locks his machine. It is also the first screen that the user faces after Windows 8 completes booting. Clicking or sliding the lock screen up will lead you to login screen.
One of the most innovative things that Microsoft has introduced in Windows 8 is to provide as much content as possible, no matter where the user is. The lock screen might be the best example. One would expect a lock screen with wallpaper at the most. But, instead of a dumb silent screen, the lock screen provides a plethora of information.
Thus, you can enjoy beautiful wallpaper while checking if you have any unread tweets, mails, calendar reminders, etc. from a single screen.
Lock screen can be customized to your personal taste. You can put a wallpaper of your choice. Also, you can configure which apps will show information on the lock screen.
To customize lock screen settings
As shown in the above image, you can select wallpaper from the given images, or browse through the file system to select your favorite image as wallpaper.
The widgets can be customized from the same settings.
You can select maximum 8 apps that can show notifications on the lock screen. Out of those apps, you can choose one app that can show detailed information, as done by the calendar app in Figure 1.
Adding an app is easy. Simply tap the “+” button. It will give you a list of apps that are eligible to show information on the lock screen. Naturally, all of them are Metro apps.