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Lock Your Computer with Easy Shortcut  

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Thursday, December 6, 2007
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Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don't want to log off? You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screen saver.

Here the steps to create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

  • Right-click the desktop. Point to New, and then click Shortcut.
  • The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Click Next. Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it "Lock Workstation" or choose any name you like.
  • Click Finish.

You can also change the shortcut's icon (my personal favorite is the padlock icon in shell32.dll).

To change the icon:

  • Right click the shortcut and then select Properties.
  • Click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Change Icon button.
  • In the Look for icons in this file text box, type: Shell32.dll.
  • Click OK.
  • Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK

You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL+ALT+L. This would save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be more convenient.

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1 comments: to “ Lock Your Computer with Easy Shortcut

  • Anonymous
    July 23, 2008 at 7:46 AM  

    Why don't try WinKey + L ?

    WinKey :
    The key between left [Ctrl] and [Alt] or the key with the same mark in the right side of your keyboard


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