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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Windows 7 Tips

Automatically Lock Your Computer When You’re Away



Would you like your computer to automatically lock and require you to enter your password when you exit the screensaver?  Here’s how to quickly change your screensaver settings to keep your computer secure when you’re away.
To get started, right-click on your desktop, and click Personalize to open the personalization settings dialog.


Click Screen Saver under the themes to change your screensaver settings.


Alternately, if you’d rather open the screensaver settings without grabbing your mouse, hit the Win key and enter Screen Saver in the search box, and select Change screen saver.


This will open the Screen Saver settings dialog.  Select the screensaver you want, then check the box to display the login screen when you exit the screen saver.  Enter the number of minutes you want to wait before your screensaver starts, then click OK to save your settings.


Now, after the length of time you selected, you’ll see your screensaver as normal.


Then, when you move the mouse or press a key, you’ll see the normal login screen instead of your desktop. Enter your password and login as normal to access your computer.


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