Quickly locking a laptop

  eem2am 22:15 PM 21 Jan 13


I will soon be taking my laptop to use at work, and I know that its common for people to mess with people’s laptops whilst theyre not looking……do you know any shortcut keys for “Lock” so that I can quickly lock it if I have to leave the laptop for some reason?

Also, do you know how i can set it to automatically lock after say just 1 minute of non use?

I am running windows 7 on a Toshiba satellite C650D laptop

  Forum Editor 23:53 PM 21 Jan 13

Press the Windows key + L to lock the computer.


Open Screen Saver Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking 'Appearance and Personalisation', clicking 'Personalisation', and then clicking 'Screen Saver'.

Select the 'On resume, require logon' check box, set a time after which to start the screen saver, and then click Apply. (Choose a wait time that's not long enough for an unauthorised person to use your computer, but not so short that if you are idle for a moment, the screen saver locks your computer.)

If Fast User Switching is turned on, select the On resume, display logon screen check box.


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