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Is i3lock saving information about failed unlocking attempts?

My version of i3lock is 2.7 (2015-05-20). I checked the manpage and there is -f option to show the number of failed unlocking attempts: -f, --show-failed-attempts Show the number of ...
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Locking Audio at Max Volume

I'm working at a nonprofit with a bunch of kids that like to make trouble. I have to set up a computer lab with a few machines where they can do homework and look up educational materials. They are ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

Is there a way to install some kind of a hook that'd make sure xlock or a similar program is called before my laptop goes to sleep, regardless of the origin of the request (calling pm-suspend from a ...
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Windows Joystick Jitter

I have an Axis T8311 Joystick connected to a Windows 7 64-bit computer. I noticed that the joystick control jitters by 1px on the x-axis or 1px on the y-axis at a time every few seconds. I am ...
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Lock Firefox Settings and Changes / Addons and about:

I would like to lock my Firefox. The quest is: don't let anyone or anything change something on my Firefox. I would like to block any changes (add-ons, settings, prefs). I created: as.js with: ...
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IE closes tabs on lock

When I lock my user account and reopen, all Internet Explorer pages are automatically closed. It's only IE, all other applications work fine. What I tried: Temp deleted Reset IE IE upgrade from 8 ...
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Virtualization is locked in BIOS

I want to run virtual machines on my computer, my Windows is currently 32-bit and I'm switching to 64, I don't know why they gave it with 32 because It would work with 64. When I go to the BIOS the ...
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I get a lock file like this, but don't know what does it do?

when I open a file , and the program creates this file, what does this lock file do ? is it a prevention from simultaneous run ? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <LockFile> ...
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Windows 10 Laptop - Require password on sleep, not on monitor off

I have an ASUS ROG G551 laptop. Like most laptops, I can press fn+f7 to turn off the monitor to save power without stopping any running programs. I used to be able to wake the monitor back up and ...
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How to lock Windows 10 screen without a keyboard?

I know I can lock windows (in particular I'm using windows 10) via the keyboard with Win+L. However, if I don't have a keyboard attached is there a way to lock the session with just the mouse? I know ...
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How to lock Windows 7 computer automatically instead of sleeping? [duplicate]

After a set time period I'd like to have my computer lock. I do not want the computer to go into any kind of power saving mode, I'd just like it to lock the screen. Which setting must I configure?
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Locking two Windows 7 Workstations

So here's the story; At work I have two computers. Both Windows 7 and on the same network. I've used the shortcut trick to create shortcuts on both computers that lock them when I leave. rundll32....
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How do I detect sharing permissions of an open file?

What software can I use to detect the details of how a file is opened (specifically permissions for other processes)? We have two versions of card printing software: CardFive, and Zebra Card Studio ...
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Lock Windows but leave desktop visible (multiple monitors) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a tool that can lock my home PC but leave both desktop screens visible so I can monitor them. I'd like to be able to monitor downloads and software installations, things like that, but ...
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Why does my screen keep locking every two minutes or so?

I am running Windows 10 Pro, build 10586, on a Lenovo T-520. Fairly recently a behaviour has appeared, where the screen locks, and goes blank, after about 2 minutes of not using the PC. I have ...
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Centos 7 pam_tally2 not working

I have edited /etc/pam.d/password_auth to block users logging in from ssh with 3 fails: I have added the pam_tally2.so lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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How to disable MS Word from locking opened files

Microsoft Word has a annoying habit of whenever it opens a word file to prevent other runtimes from accessing it. As far as I can perceive, it's to prevent a lost update scenario with word files. So ...
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Windows 10 - Ask for a password when the display is off

I want the computer to require to enter a password after, say, 5 minutes but I don't want to put it to sleep. I was able to do it in Windows 7 but I couldn't figure out in Windows 10. Is it possible?
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Caps and Num Lock Notifications in Windows 10

A few months ago I bought a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard. It installed some Microsoft proprietary software for itself that automatically set a notification to appear in the bottom right-hand ...
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Unlocking backup

I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac for use with my iMac desktop. I notice that sometimes when I start up my computer, I get a message box from Seagate asking me to enter my backup ...
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Preventing screensaver on lock, Gnome on Debain 8 (Jessie)

When locking my system, the screen saver immediately activates turning the screen black. How do I prevent this? I wan't the screen to stay awake during lock.
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Prevent indivdual screen from locking windows 10

I am looking for a way to individually control screen locking on Windows. I have 4 monitors on one PC. 2 of these monitors are used for displaying dashboards. I would like these 2 screens to always ...
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How to know if a file on a server is already opened by other user?

We are storing files an a network server (Windows Server) for accessing them in the team. This works well with Microsoft Office - if I want to open a file which is already opened by some other user, ...
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How do I lock the trackpad on the Lenovo x250

How do I lock the trackpad on the Lenovo x250? I find no shortkey on the keyboard to do this. Is it possible to lock it temporarily without disable it in BIOS or the mouse properties? UPDATE: I don't ...
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Read a file locked by another program

I have a program that reads a file written by another program, but that software locks the file while writing to it (I cannot even copy the file!). How can I read the file while the other program has ...
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Excel - Lock cells based on color?

I have this excel sheet where i want to protect some cells from formating and editing. All these cells are colored with a specific color. The sheet is very big and therefor i am looking for a way to ...
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Lock screen and time

When locking a session on Win7 using Ctr Alt + Del, the following screen appears. This image is of the pre-login screen, however this is the screen I wold like it displayed on. Is it possible to ...
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Win7 unlock & logout after x minutes

I have been asked to investigate some functionality for a number of shared PCs running Win7 on a local network. Basically people are logging on to the PCs and locking them in the morning and walking ...
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Can a filled up swap partition cause file locking issues on linux

I have a machine at home running elementary OS 0.2 with very little RAM, the swap is always allmost full (I'll upgrade the RAM as soon as I can.) It has an OpenSSH server set up with public key ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules "on-...
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Windows 8.1 Home goes to the lock screen after 1 minute

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 Home version and when I'm logged in as the main administrator account, if it is idle for 1 minute, the screen goes black and then goes to the lock screen when I ...
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How do I find out which process is using a file when Process Explorer and Handle doesn't work?

How do i find out which process is using this file? Windows 8.1. C:\Users\Chloe\workspace\Teads>echo Hello > selenium.log The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another ...
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How do I get back into my system when I have forgot my password for the “Lock My PC” tool?

I am using a PC locking software(Lock My PC) to prevent unauthorized access to my desktop computer at my office, but after I changed my password, it seems that I forgot it. is there any trick to get ...
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How to turn off display but not lock the screen in Windows 2012 R2

For various reasons I want my server to: Automatically turn off the display after 10 minutes of inactivity. Never go into sleep mode. Never lock the screen automatically. So, if I were to leave my ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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Release flock for a single command in bash script

I have a script that is launched by cron every day. The launch command looks something like this: flock -n /tmp/mylock.LOCK /path/to/script/script.sh Script script.sh updates configuration files for ...
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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How to distinguish automatic screen locking and locking the screen with Win+L?

In Windows it is possible to lock the screen in multiple ways: You can press Win+L to lock the screen immediately You can configure the screensaver to pop up after a certain amount of idle time and ...
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How to lock a file in Windows without changing it or using third party tools?

Is there a way to lock a file with on-board tools so it can't be deleted or overwritten? For testing of copy scripts I need to lock files temporarily to check the error handling in the scripts. Till ...
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Lock a folder so that user can't access but software can

i have a situation here i need to lock a folder (password protect) so that user can't access it without password application/software can access that folder.. :) What i can now: i know i can lock the ...
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“Console lock display off time-out” not working

I followed the advice of numerous tutorials to enable the "Console lock display off time-out" setting in advanced power options, and I have changed my currently active plan to time out after 1 minute ...
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Unlock PC with Windows Task Scheduler

I need to set up a Scheduled Task to unlock Windows 7 PC at specific time. And second Task, to lock at other specific time. Is this possible by cmd.exe command, or I need to use some third party ...
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How to screen lock/unlock xubuntu over ssh

I'm running the latest Xubuntu, and I'd like to be able to lock the main screen from a remote ssh session, and then also unlock it. I know I can lock from the console using xflock4 - I presume there ...
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Lock fillable pdf form

So i got this pdf file to fill out. I wanna export it to a normal, non-fillable pdf using Acrobat Reader. I cant manage to do it. I tried printing it and select export to pdf in printer setup, however,...
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Unable to lock Windows PC by either closing laptop of shortcut

I am trying to lock my Dell XPS 15 by using Windows + L but this doesn't seem to do anything. It used to work and now it doesn't. I previously experienced this problem and had to recreate my user ...
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How to track a file from NFS in Linux is being locked?

I've some codes on a NFS which is shared with two load balancer servers. Sometimes the waiting time of a request is getting longer and I suspect the files may be getting locked with a request while ...
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Why does Windows 7 only lock the computer upon stopping the screensaver? [closed]

On Windows 7, when I leave my station unattended, the screensaver starts. After a certain time -- although not exactly with starting the screensaver -- as soon as I leave the screensaver, the station ...
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Excel: Can't set user-specific editable ranges in protected sheet

I have created a spreadsheet in which all the non-data-entry-cells have been locked and subsequently protected with the 'Protect Sheet' and 'Protect Workbook' buttons. So far, so good. However, I want ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey utility from CLEVO (which can be also found on Sager's drivers page) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem ...