So I want to lock my screen to prevent anyone to do anything unless they know a password or a combination of hotkeys. WIN+L is not doing a good job because it prevents a few softwares to continue running and I can't see if a task is finished. I want to be able to see the screen for the following reasons:
- Keep a playlist running. WIN+L cancels any sound.
- Run a diagnosis program while I go do something else. It's happened several times that I was running something important and had to leave my laptop alone. When I did the Windows login the software had freezed or crashed.
- Chrome. I adore Chrome and everything about it but it's not very safe since I have all my passwords in auto complete. That's the main reason I use WIN+L all the time.
- Large download files. It's easy to leave the computer downloading something overnight but can I trust nobody will mess with my stuff or even close the download software?
What is a good tool or software to protect the keyboard and mouse but still show whatever is running?