The Easy Access button on the Windows 10 lock / connect screen (this icon similar to a clock next to the power button) can be vital for people who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.
If you are not one of these people, however, you may not even know that this button exists, so why not bring it back together and turn it into something useful for yourself? We'll show you how to make it happen. various applications available from the Windows login screen – whether it is a writing software, the command prompt (if you will bypass the Windows Defender security) or Notepad so that you can quickly note items without identifying yourself.
How to access applications from the Windows 10 lock screen
NoteThis will involve some adjustments in your registry. This is not too complicated, but you should always make a backup of your registrant to make changes here.
With that in mind, let's start.
Start by opening the registry editor (Win + RRenter next).
In the bar at the top of the Registry Editor, enter the following directory:
Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft NT Windows CurrentVersion Image File Execution Options
In the left pane, right-click the Image File Execution Options ,, folder, and then select New -> Cl.
Right-click the New Key 1 folder and rename it utilman.exe.
In the new utilman folder, right-click on the right pane, select New -> String Value and call it Debugger.
Then, right-click on the Debugger, click Edit, and then enter the complete directory of the application or program you want to run directly from the login screen.If you are not sure about the location of your application, open Windows Explorer and find the exact location of the application.(You can search for it in the search bar at the top right of Windows Explorer.)
Once you have found it, click on an empty slot in the address bar at the top of Windows Explorer to create the appropriate directory location.
Right-click Copy, then paste it into the Edit Chain box for the value of the debugger in the Registry Editor. We will take example to create a shortcut to the Scratch pad on the lock screen, the value date field should indicate C: Windows System32 notepad.exe.
Click OK after entering the value data.In the case of Notepad, you may receive an error message stating that it can not access the "Desktop" folder, but you can still take notes and save them to the hard disk.
Note that not all applications will work with this trick.Microsoft Store apps are a bit of a nightmare because they do not open through regular executable files. As a result, items such as Sticky Notes and OneNote are irrelevant.
Previously, you could open a prompt prompt (c: Windows System32 cmd.exe) from the login screen, which basically allowed you to open most applications on your PC.Windows Defender is now wise, but presents it as a security.If you try to set the command prompt to open on the lock screen, you will not be able to do so.You can work around this problem by disabling Windows Defender, which we recommend you do only if you have another antivirus.
You can now take notes from your Windows lock screen or perform many other tasks if you are working around the Windows Defender security warnings. Take advantage of the new flexibility of the lock screen, but be careful not to worry too much. this register.