If you want to show or hide the Lock option from the account picture in Start Menu, then this article will help you do that. When you click the profile picture in the Start Menu in Windows 10, it shows the Lock option. However, if you want to lock your computer using Win+L keyboard shortcut only, and you want to hide the option from the Start Menu, then read this post for the method.
Hide Lock option from the User Account Profile Picture
To show or hide the Lock option from the User Account Profile picture in Start Menu of Windows 10, follow one of these methods:
- Using Power Options.
- Using the Group Policy Editor.
- Using Registry Editor.
1] Add or remove Lock from profile picture using Power Options
Open the Control Panel on your computer. For that, search for “control panel” in the Taskbar search box and click on the corresponding result. After opening the Control Panel, search for “power options.” You should find the Power Options menu on your screen. Click on it.
Next, you need to click on an option called Choose what the power buttons do. For your information, it is the same place from where you can show the Hibernate option in Power Button.
After clicking on that option, you should find another option named Change settings that are currently unavailable.
Once you click on it, you can see a checkbox before the Lock – Show in account picture menu option.
You need to remove the check-mark from the checkbox and click on the Save changes button.
Now, you should not find the Lock option if you click on your profile picture in the Start Menu.
2] Show or hide Lock in profile picture using Group Policy Editor
The Local Group Policy Editor can do the same thing as mentioned before. To get started, open Local Group Policy Editor first and navigate to the following path-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer
In the File Explorer, you should see a setting called Show lock in the user tile menu. You need to double-click on this setting/policy, select Disabled, and click the OK button to save the change.
After that, you should not see the Lock option after clicking the profile picture in the Start Menu.
3] Enable or disable Lock in profile picture using Registry Editor
If you want to use Registry Editor, don’t forget to backup Registry files and create a System Restore point to be on the safe side.
To get started, press Win+R, type regedit, and hit the Enter button to open Registry Editor on your Windows 10 computer. After that, navigate to this following path-
In the FlyoutMenuSettings key, you should see a REG_DWORD value called ShowLockOption.
If you cannot find it, right-click on space, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it as ShowLockOption.
After that, double-click on it and set the value as 0.
After saving the change, you will not find the Lock option if you click on your profile picture in the Start Menu.