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Screensaver anonymous photos

I have often been annoyed by the beautiful photos which pop up at random on my computer screen as screen savers and the actual place is not named
today I think I was able to identify a place I had been to, a long time ago, but nowhere does it tell me the actual place or identify of the photo.
why is this sometimes described and sometimes not?
so annoying.

Gerda Slany3 weeks agoWindows 10 x64, Firefox


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  • What you're describing is the background of the Lock Screen in Windows. This is technically not a screensaver, but the screen where you can unlock your computer for use, either after starting up or after your computer comes back from sleep mode. When the Lock Screen is set up to use Windows Spotlight, every once in a while it will automatically pull a new photo from Microsoft to display in the background.

    I've also noticed that the places pictured here are not consistently named, and get this question fairly often. Frankly, I have no idea why this is done so inconsistently by Microsoft. It's possible that they sometimes just don't know what the location is. I don't always get the "Like what you see?" option either, which normally allows you to indicate whether your want more or less of that type of picture shown in the future.

    I agree it can be annoying! But I'm afraid I don't have a real answer for you.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 weeks ago

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