Set Bing home page Picture as Lock Screen background in Windows 8

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  1. Vasudev

    For me ‘Copy Link’, ‘Copy’, ‘SAve As’ options are disabled. Reason?

  2. Saad_haza_omar

    For me ‘Copy Link’, ‘Copy’, ‘SAve As’ options are disabled, for mi also are disabled

  3. Xsss

    Can you please tell me how did you edit the first image with the “Apps showing”?
    I like the way it shows that it was torn or something. I like that effect what’s the name of the effect / software ? 🙂

  4. Xsss sorry for replying so late! You can use screen-shot captor for editing images in such a manner. It’s available for download from TWC.

  5. ??????? ????????

    For some strange reason, right-click (or Win-Z) does NOTHING at the Bing app. The options do not appear!

  6. Stephen Bateson

    Make sure you are at the Bing home screen. That is, the screen you see before doing a search. If there are search results shown then press the “Left Arrow” button at the top left of the screen. HTH.

  7. clk

    this was very informative. Can you tell me now how to unlock bing once it has been picture-locked

  8. Has the ‘Set as Lock screen’ option changed? If so try clicking on it again.

  9. clk

    no – I have tried clicking that to unlock but all it does is attempt to relock the same picture. the other options such as copy all appear frozen with only the lockscreen option being highlighted :/

  10. vasudev

    Hi clk, are you on Windows 8? Here on Windows 8.1 I’m not getting those app bar options, actually no Bing app too. You can try unlocking it by changing the Lock screen from – Start Screen >Charms>settings >Change PC settings > Lock Screen and choose the given Lock Screen or browse to choose your own…

  11. Cristy Rawks

    @vasudev You are not talking about the BING lock screen though.

  12. Cristy Rawks

    me too!

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