A softkey is a key on a device which can have context-sensitive or user-programmable functions, but generally it just means it has more than one function. Unlike letters on the keyboard and number keys on cell phones which cannot be reprogrammed and are therefore considered as hard keys, softkeys can change function. One example of softkeys is the...
Lock screen is a feature introduced in Microsoft’s next-generation Windows 8 operating system. The lock screen includes two components: a lock screen background image with dynamic battery status, network icons, and message icons, and a login screen for entering a password and gain access to the system. The lock screen feature is optimized for both tablets and PC users. The lock screen feature of Windows 8 looks akin to the lock screen of the Windows Phone OS.
Unlike Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 requires the lock screen feature because it can be used in touch screen environments. One of the interesting aspects of the lock screen feature is that it displays notification with respect to a specific task. The user may choose to configure the notifications to be sent from all supported applications or only from the required applications from the list. In addition, Windows 8 allows users to personalize the lock screen background without the use of third-party utilities.
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