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Is there a way to configure Windows such that I can lock it on pressing certain shortcut, say ctrl+shift+ L and unlock with same key combination, without having to type in the password?

I am reluctant to type in password each time I need to unlock it. I know this does not look safe enough but I am willing to take the risk.

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To lock normally is windowkey + L... – soandos Aug 24 '11 at 4:40
Very informative:) But not what i was looking for – Ravisha Aug 24 '11 at 4:42
Do you have a password on your Windows user account? – bfhd Aug 24 '11 at 5:00
@ bfhd Yes i do. ....... – Ravisha Aug 24 '11 at 5:21
If you do not want to use a password, why lock it at all? – Keltari May 11 '13 at 4:18

There are a number of programs that will capture all keyboard and mouse inputs until a particular key sequence is pressed. They're usually marketed as anti-kid or anti-cat apps (e.g. to prevent a toddler or cat from causing problems by random keypresses.)

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If you do not otherwise use a Password, there might be a much simpler solution: A one-stroke password.

  • WIN + L to lock the computer

  • The password (-keystroke) and hit enter to unlock

While thats not secure at all, it does almost exactly what you ask for.

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