Where Were the Windows 10 Lock Screen Photos Taken?

Dave LeClair 14-09-2016

When is a lock screen more than just a lock screen? When it’s got a really cool picture on it!


At least, that’s the intention of the Spotlight feature Cool Things to Do with the Windows 10 Lock Screen The Windows 10 lock screen is more than a stylish display to cover the login screen. Let us show you everything it can do and how you can customize or disable it. Read More on Windows 10’s lock screen. It shows you some absolutely gorgeous photos, which creates a little extra anticipation when you unlock the computer — what cool photo will you see this time?

Have you ever wondered where in the world those pretty pictures were taken? Well, if you have the most version of Windows 10 (version 1607 or newer), then you can check extremely easily.

  • When you’re on the lock screen, you’ll see Like what you see? in the top-right corner.
  • Just hover your cursor over that, and it’ll tell you where it was taken. Simple.

If you don’t see this when you mouse over the text, then make sure to run Windows Update How to Find Out Every Last Thing About Windows Update Once a month on Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases cumulative updates to all Windows users. We'll show you how to gather information about updates and which Windows Update settings you should be aware of. Read More and get the latest update.

What’s the most beautiful Windows Spotlight photo you’ve ever seen? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. MM MM
    January 16, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Since our work computers use Windows 10, we do not have access to the "like what you see feature". It would be nice to know where the pictures are taken but we are unable to find out.

  2. Luke Dodge
    July 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I am skeptical. I have a new laptop that is less than 3 months old. It does not display this "Like what you see ?" feature. Also, my employer recently switched us over to Win 10 upgrades. Same deal. Article is garbage.....

  3. BetterIdea
    July 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Try the Dynamic Theme app in the Windows Store. You can customize the lock screen AND your background with Bing and Windows Spotlight so that both of your screens have beautiful pictures.

  4. Dan F
    July 16, 2017 at 4:10 am

    rubbish "like what you see" is all take and no give.

  5. Chris S
    June 8, 2017 at 4:13 am

    I have two identical laptops, both Win10 since new, both up to date. One gives the extra info about where the photo was taken and the other one does not. The suggestion here to run windows update does not work for me either. I'm completely stumped about how to activate the feature on the other machine...

  6. Christopher M
    April 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Good luck with the 'like what you see' option. I have seen a couple lately that point out the photographers Google+, but for the most part, it is non-existent.

    This is a useless muo guide.

  7. André
    January 8, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Doesn't work.

  8. jeff
    January 8, 2017 at 12:04 am

    When I hover over "Like what you see" it just gives me two options. do I want a new picture or do I want to keep the one that is there. My window 10 is up to date.

  9. george
    January 2, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Also try :
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  10. Rimah00000
    January 2, 2017 at 3:11 am

    My windows 10 is up to date but Im not seeing the location of the photo from my screensaver when I hover my mouse at the "Like what you see" field. Please help.


  11. Paul
    December 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

    This doesn't work.

  12. eldonjon72
    November 25, 2016 at 6:33 am

    I am up to date on all updates. When I hover on that I can tell it that I like it or that I don't like it. If I say "I Like It" it says "Great!" Thats it.

  13. dave
    October 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    so where were the fooking taken?