Windows spotlight

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Windows spotlight
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 11 by Microsoft
PredecessorWindows 8 metro style lock screen
TypeLock screen slideshow service

Windows spotlight is a feature included with Windows 10 and Windows 11 which downloads images and advertisements from Bing and displays them as background wallpapers on the lock screen. In 2017, Microsoft began adding location information for many of the photographs.

Technical Details[edit]

Windows spotlight images are provided by Windows' Content Delivery Manager. New ones are shown every 1–2 days. Once downloaded; spotlight images are stored on the computer. If the Content Delivery Manager has no new picture to display, a default image is used. This default fallback image can be changed.[1]

Photo locations[edit]

Photo location information is made available to the computer user.[2] The images typically depict identifiable, well-known locations such as famous historical or natural landmarks and rarely show any human beings. Location information is occasionally provided, while photo credits are typically not. The following subjects have been featured (alphabetical by continent):





North America[edit]

Central America[edit]

South America[edit]


Other pictures[edit]



  1. ^ "Personalize your lock screen". Microsoft. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Wallaker, Matthew (June 2, 2022). "Where Were the Windows 10 Lock Screen Photos Taken?". Make Use Of. Retrieved February 18, 2023.

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