1. csaptu's Avatar
    Hi there

    I really love picture background that we can set for our lock screen. However, I couldn't find any way to switch the phone to its lock screen when being on the metro interface - apart from the stupid way of pressing the Power button twice.

    Is there any other better way, then..
    11-27-2012 06:11 AM
  2. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Doesn't any OS use this 'stupid' way to get to the lock screen? As far as I know; no there is no other way to get to the lock screen other than locking the phone and unlocking it through the power button.
    11-27-2012 06:47 AM
  3. csaptu's Avatar
    Hmm, actually the option 'Lock the computer' is available in most Windows operating systems. I am just not sure if Microsoft brings it to Windows Phone.
    11-27-2012 09:47 AM
  4. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Hmm, actually the option 'Lock the computer' is available in most Windows operating systems. I am just not sure if Microsoft brings it to Windows Phone.
    No they don't, but even if they did it would be burried in menues and more difficult than pressing power twice
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    11-27-2012 09:53 AM
  5. akar33's Avatar
    On a computer, you generally lock the screen if you walk away from it to get a cup of coffee. You lock a phone when you want to keep it in your pocket. The usage scenario dictates that something similar to the "Lock the computer" option will be inefficient for a phone.
    11-28-2012 04:48 AM
  6. jdevenberg's Avatar
    As an alternate, if you want quick access to whatever picture you have as your background, you could pin it to your start screen as a tile, then you would have one click access from the start screen without having to lock your phone, and your screen wouldn't time out as quickly while you were looking at the picture. There are also several apps that can turn any picture into a mosaic of live tiles that you can use to access various things on your phone.
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    11-28-2012 10:04 AM
  7. rdifiori's Avatar
    As an alternate, if you want quick access to whatever picture you have as your background, you could pin it to your start screen as a tile, then you would have one click access from the start screen without having to lock your phone, and your screen wouldn't time out as quickly while you were looking at the picture. There are also several apps that can turn any picture into a mosaic of live tiles that you can use to access various things on your phone.
    I'm not sure that you can pin pictures to the start screen...
    11-30-2012 08:06 AM
  8. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I'm not sure that you can pin pictures to the start screen...
    your right, you can't. I had thought I had done it before but I was mistaken. You can pin you whole favorites picture folder to start, but not individual photos.
    11-30-2012 10:42 AM

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