Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This question already has an answer here:

We run a Wall display for our Jenkins continious integration server on an old windows XP machine. We want to be able to lock the machine, while still displaying the web browser.

Windows screen saver allows for the option to 'prompt user for password' when returning from the screensaver. How can this be accomplished without displaying the screensaver?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Mokubai, Tog, Carl B, MariusMatutiae Nov 30 '13 at 15:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


The purpose of the lock screen is to hide the operation of the system and prevent unauthorized access. It sounds like what you want is half that - just lock the keyboard. It would be like the old days when computers had that round keyhole that disabled the keyboard. Sigh, those key switches are a thing of the past. But, you may want to try something like what is described here:

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.