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How do I close and have the auto-lock function (username login) in place in Windows XP without minimizing the current program on screen? I just want to push a key and have the auto-lock / user name login there immediately, in case I need to get up and go from my laptop but leave my work up and secure so I can get straight back to the work on return.

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Windows+L will lock the screen to the user login.

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Ctl+Alt+Del then Enter will do it as well. – joeqwerty Aug 11 '10 at 19:37
    
Either of these. (I'm curious why you need to minimize a window anyway - even if you're doing it from the Start Menu. Do you have your taskbar not set to always on top? I didn't think that was possible...usually autohide is enough for most people. Personally I leave mine alone.) – Shinrai Aug 12 '10 at 14:25

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