The lock screen in Windows 11 and Windows 10 looks very similar. The only noticeable difference is the position of the clock and the date on the screen.
In Windows 11, the clock shows up at the top-center of the lock screen, whereas in Windows 10, the clock appears at the bottom left of the screen. Besides that, the font used for the date and clock is different in Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Both Windows 11 and 10 offer multiple options to personalize the lock screen. For example, you can change the background, set a Bing featured picture as the lock screen background (called Windows spotlight), and choose which apps can show detailed status on the lock screen.
However, the lock screen settings page in Windows 11/10 does not offer any setting to change the clock’s position on the lock screen. For instance, you cannot move the clock to the center or bottom right of the lock screen.
Many users ask if there is a workaround to change the clock position on the lock screen.
Unfortunately, as of now, Windows 11/10 does not offer a way to change the clock position on the lock screen. Furthermore, there is no option in the Windows Registry to move the clock position either. Besides that, there is no third-party software that can make this happen.
So, in short, it’s not possible to change the position of the lock screen in Windows 11 and Windows 10.
We will update this article if and when a workaround is available to change the clock position on the lock screen.
Tip: You can quickly see the lock screen or lock your Windows 10/11 PC using the Windows logo + L hotkey.
Jimmy B says
Gotta chime in agreeing that the position of the clock is intrusive to the point of being rude. What’s the point of having a screen saver/lock screen that rotates our favorite photos–only to add this huge, bright, heavy font clock right in the middle. Considering back-dating to Win10–at least the clock was out of the way.
Suspiciously like the recent change to the IPAD OS. The clock is also displayed in big bold text which cannot be changed. Come on Microsoft sort this out.
Peter T says
The windows 11 lock screen clock is an ugly intrusion on my lock screen picture. Please update the system to allow movement or to hide it.
Jeff S. says
Unbelievable that now my beautiful photo slideshow has the bit ugly clock in the middle of my grandchildren’s faces. The clock’s extistance, location, layout, size, shape and color should be fully customizable by the user, period. I have been a DOS and Windows user since the beginning of PC’s.
If the idiots are not going to let us adjust the position of the clock, then they should at least let us have the option to remove it altogether. Hideous decision, so typical.
Fuller Jones says
Yep, MS SHOULD pay attention to small details like this! I second previous comments. The capability to move the location of time and date should be an easy fix and should be done soon.
Frustrating that this damn clock is right over the face of the picture I want on my lock screen with no option to turn it off or move it or at least make it transparent!
J.F. Ruiz says
New Windows 11 clock in center of screen and bolded is extremely ugly.
It is not that I have get used to the windows 10, it is that new is not elegant and obtrusive.
Poor Ms change without letting users to decide.
Is there a way for us to switch the lock screen interface between win10 and win11 so as to indirectly achieve the effect?
Nan Heroux says
Yes, I wonder who decided that the customer would be happy with the positioning of the time and date in the top center of the screen?? Very poor design choice and then not to enable the customer to change the position is aggravating to say the least!!!
E Keith says
Things like this is exactly why people are opting for a mac over a pc.