Do NOT Like What I See!

LJFried

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is it possible to turn off FOREVER the wallpaper which says "Like What You See? with many different nature scenes? It is an incredible nuisance. Thank you from this old Luddite
 

Goddess-Bastet

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That's the Spotlight feature on the lack/log on screen. You can change it to Photo & it shouldn't show the 'like what you see'.
Start>Settings>Personalisations>Lockscreen>change Spotlight to Photo & then find a photo you like from your PC.
 

LJFried

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thank you very much Goddess but I don't want to see any photos, just the "plain blue" wall paper which I see after I swipe out of the photos - did I explain that right?
 

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LJFried

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you are very kind but I'm an old Luddite - I chose the plain blue on the "Background" section of Settings. I don't understand what lock screen is.
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Background refers to Windows desktop whereas lockscreen refers to what you see on the screen asking you to log in.
 

LJFried

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I guess it's too late for me to go back to DOS?? (LOL) You've been very generous, G-B.

For Background, I did choose the "plain blue" screen. For Lock Scree, it's giving me 3 options: (1) Window Spotlight, which seems like its those revolving nature scenes which I'm trying to get rid of; (2) Picture, which is showing 5 different nature scenes and I chose the least offensive of those; (3) Slide Show, which says choose albums for Sideshow, which I guess means picking photos I have added to my laptop.
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Those are the default photos which show when Spotlight isn’t working well. Pictures should have a ‘Browse’ button underneath in order to find a favourite photo. Slideshow will allow you to choose a photo album of favourite photos.
I usually use Spotlight.
 

LJFried

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Thanks again G-B. I managed to find a photo which is the least irritating - guess I'll have to live with it.

Speaking of irritating, when I open the computer for the very first time, a Yahoo home page appears. I don't want this and don't understand why it appears. I checked the Control Panel and Yahoo is not listed as being an installed program -- I certainly did not install it -- and Yahoo is not listed on the sidebar when I hit the Start button. Any way to get rid of Yahoo? Many thanks G-B.

Your spelling of the word "favourite" leads me to believe that you are British. Yes?
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Yes, I’m British. :)

Which browser is opening with Yahoo?
Try Settings>Sign in information>untick ‘use my sign in information to automatically finish setting up my device & reopen my apps after an update or restart’.
 

LJFried

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Thank you again G-B. You're very kind. I use the Opera browser. I did what you suggested -- "untick," another British-ism instead of "uncheck!!" -- then turned laptop off but Yahoo still popped up when it re-opened. L
 

Goddess-Bastet

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What Windows version are you running - 1903, 1909 or 2004?
Is this from a cold boot, boot from sleep or just a restart?
Is the Yahoo page set as your default Homepage?
Is the Browser open when you shut-down/sleep the PC?
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Check for Opera browser assistant under Task manager>startup tab, this seems to be the cause.
If this is listed then you can disable it.
Also under Opera’s settings check that the ‘Retain tabs from a previous session’ isn’t ticked.
 

LJFried

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I bought the laptop exactly one week ago. I never set Yahoo for anything, was never asked about it - like I said I don't even see Yahoo listed on the "programs" part of Control Panel. If "cold boot" means when I first turn it on, first power up, then YES, that's the only time I see the Yahoo page. I'm using Windows 10 -- don't know what you mean by 1903, 1909, 204. Very sorry.

I do not know what Opera browser assistant is. Very sorry.
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Cold boot refers to turning off the PC then turning it on again.
Is fast startup enabled? If so turn this off & cold boot.
Click start>run & type winver this will show which version of Windows you’re running.
Is Opera browser assistant running under the startup tab within task manager?
 

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