Locking the computer screen prevents others from viewing or using it without unlocking it through a specific act.

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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 add power buttons to Linux lockscreen?

I am having trouble with the lockscreen that appears after I wake my computer from sleep mode while running Linux, there is no way to put the computer back to sleep without unlocking the screen. I ...
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Windows 10 idle lock screen: keyboard keypress not detected

This must be something basic, but I was unable to find a solution. The keyboard keypress is not detected when Windows is in the idle lock screen. I need to click with the mouse on screen to display ...
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Windows 10 lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of activity

System: Toshiba Satellite C75D-A I usually put my computer into hibernation when not in use, but it seems that every time I do, after resuming, the lock screen appears every 30 minutes regardless of ...
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Run screensaver after idle time on lock screen

How could Windows be configured to run a screensaver after 2 minutes of idle time on the lock screen? Windows properly runs my screensaver after 2 minutes in explorer, but will not start my ...
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Can't add folder for photo album lockscreen

I am trying to create a slideshow of images inside my Dropbox folder and it wont allow me to from the lock screen's settings menu. I select a Dropbox folder containing all my pics (stored in the C ...
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Change lock screen daily using chosen folder of pictures

I would like my lock screen to update daily and cycle (systematically or randomly) through the pictures in a specified folder. My first thought was to lose the slideshow animations and increase the ...
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Close lock screen by pressing any key

In Windows 8.1, after waking up the computer, I could press (almost) any key to go from the lock screen to the login screen. Now, in Windows 10, this only works for the lock screen triggered by ...
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Enable power options from lock screen on Windows 10 Home edition

I'm using Windows 10 Home. I don't have the option to sleep / restart / shutdown from the lock screen. There are multiple users on this computer. I just want this button, can't figure out where to ...
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Track screen timeouts

I would like to build a script to send an email (or write to a network share .csv) everytime a computer goes to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity (Screen saver). The goal is to track which ...
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Disable W10 lock screen when at home

I have a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10. Is there a way that I can disable the lock screen when I am connected to my home network? A bonus would be if the lock screen was enabled when my SP3 is no ...
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Can't disable sleep in Windows

Running Surface Pro 1, Windows 10. I have selected the high performance power management plan and set all sleep-related settings to never, disabled password entry on logon screen, set the hidden ...
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Can I speed up the Windows 8 lock screen animation?

Problem: When I hit a key to slide the lock screen image up, it takes a second until the password field is in focus. I have to wait a second before I'm able to start typing my password. I've done a ...
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How to get rid of lag/delay when unlocking Windows 10

With Windows 7 (and XP) I could walk up to a locked PC (without Ctrl-Alt-Del requirement) and start typing my password, even with the screen off, and the keypresses would all be sent to the password ...
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How do I remove the last logged on information from the lock screen in Windows 10?

After switching from my MS account to a local account and back to the MS account (removing the local account) I still keep getting signed in to the local account every time I boot up Windows. It ...
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Disable or drastically shorten pause on incorrect password

I'm using plasma 5 right now (on Fedora 22, if that matters) and whenever I enter my password incorrectly at the lock screen I have to wait around five seconds before it will let me try to enter text ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, going into lock screen (Windows + L) sometimes results in unresponsive black screen with only mouse cursor visible

Upgrade was successful and system generally works fine with Windows 10. There are a number of similar issues on the web but not exactly the same. This happens after pressing Windows + L to go into ...
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Windows 8.1 Lock screen issues

I uninstalled a few programs from our computer lab Dell 9030 All-In-Ones, but unfortunately after rebooting the machines post uninstall the Windows 8.1 lockscreen is broken. We have in place Domain ...
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How to change Windows 10 Lock screen time format?

My Windows 10's time format is 24 hour clock, this includes the taskbar but the lock screen is still 12 hour clock format. How do I change the format of my time in lockscreen?
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Add Outlook 2013 mail to Windows 10 Action Center and Lock Screen

The inverse of this question: How do I get new mail from Outlook 2013 to show up in Action Center and Lock Screen on Windows 10? The "Microsoft Outlook" and "Outlook 2013" toggles are on in the ...
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How to disable Windows 10 lock screen password on IDLE only

I would like to configure this windows 10 machine to not ask for a password when resuming from IDLE, but still ask for a password when resuming from STANDBY or HIBERNATE. The screen needs to turn off ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen: No Keyboard

I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 via ISO on the launch date and noticed a strange behaviour when using it without the physical keyboard attached. When I boot or lock the ...
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Windows 10 - How do I unlock lock screen by pressing any key like Windows 8/8.1?

Having a single (local) user with no password In Windows 8/8.1, I could unlock the screen by pressing any key. In Windows 10, I first see the "background" lockscreen (the one that has a configurable ...
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Windows 10 puts my first and last name to lock screen. How to avoid this?

After upgrading to Windows 10, I see my LastName and FirstName on the lock screen. Is there a way to change this? On Windows 8.1 there was just my nickname and email address (maybe there were my first ...
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Windows 8.1 64 bit resolution bug related to logging in after screen lock

I am using a 4K monitor using DP 1.2 on a ThinkStation P-700 with NVIDIA K620. When the lock screen is activated and I log back into windows some application will change their screen size as if they ...
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How to get email notification in the Windows 8.1 lock screen and Start menu when using Outlook?

I'm using Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, and I'd like to get email notifications on the Windows lock screen and Start menu just like when using the Mail app; however, it looks like Outlook is unable to ...
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Windows 7 lock screen keyboard shortcuts to log off user/unlock box, who locked machine?

What key combinations are available on Windows 7's welcome/lock screen to force a user to log off who previously locked the machine? I know there is one, a colleague who now left used it all the time ...
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How can I keep Windows 8.1 from passing enter key from lock screen to active window?

I have been having this issue with my computer running Windows 8.1. I haven't noticed it in other versions of Windows, but I'm not certain that it is specific to this version. When I type my ...
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windows 8.1 access to wifi without signing in

On my lock-screen, there is a networks icon (The one with the little white bars that represent the strength of a wifi signal) and if I click on it, I can change whether my laptop is connected to wifi ...
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Locked Screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to instantly log on

Local account on a domain joined PC (Windows 7 Professional). Local account has no password (no worries, it's segregated/secure). Upon locking the PC, we want to "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log on" ...
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How to display Outlook 2013 notifications on Windows 8 lock screen

I have Outlook 2013 connected to my HP e-mail address and a Microsoft account with which I log into my computer (my Microsoft account uses my same hp e-mail address). But my lock screen does not show ...
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How to remove lag when entering my password from the windows 8 lock screen?

I don't want to disable the lock screen entirely but instead to make it so that the first key press both dismisses the lock screen and enters that key into the password box. (right now the first key ...
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Prevent shutdown if user locks machine in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I lock the PC when I leave it unattended, but the lock screen has a GUI power button which my child likes to click when no-one's looking, so often I lose work. How can I disallow soft power cycling ...
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change date format on Win 8.1 lock screen

Is it possilble to change the date format on the Win8.1 lock screen from dayofweek, month day to dayofweek, day month?
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How to boot to a user in windows 8.1 but with a locked screen

I have a windows 8.1 computer with multiple users which I remotely use via team viewer. I find that from time to time the computer reboots and goes to the lock screen. The issue is that my main user ...
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Removing time, date and any icons from windows 8 lock screen

I'm trying to remove the date and wifi icon (all icons) from my windows 8 lock screen. There are lots of posts about how to remove the time (that I have done) but before I accidently remove system 32, ...
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Any way to do a weather screensaver for Linux or Windows 7? [closed]

I have a media computer we have in our shop connected to a 32" screen that we use to play music. Since it is in a public view area, I would like it to be set to "lock on resume" and have a forecast or ...
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Can I change the window lock screen “reset password” application?

If you use Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Self Service Password Reset, there is a reset password link on your windows 7 lock screen that opens the FIM password reset application: Is it possible ...
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How to make CTRL+L lock screen in ubuntu 14.04 without gnome-settings-daemon

I use IceWM without gnome-settings-daemon. How to make CTRL+L combination to work as in native ubuntu environment?
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Windows 8 Dual Screen Lock screen? [duplicate]

I've come to notice that when I lock my computer, with my second monitor turned on, even though I have a dual screen wallpaper, the lock screen only shows the background on one of the screens, and the ...
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Windows 8 Desktop PC goes haywire after unlocking

My PC will lock itself after a period of not being used. After I input my password and unlock it, clicking shortcuts will either open the application multiple times or open the system 32 folder. ...
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Unlock/login Windows 7 with keyboard only

The Windows 7 login/lock screen sucks because you need to click first at the user icon and then enter the password. This not only inconvniently requires both Mouse and keyboard, I often have trouble ...
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Lock screen in Windows XP asks for password even though user login without password

On my home computer (that has MS Windows XP) I have accidentally pressed some key combination (what it might be?) that locked the computer. The lock screen displays current user, and number of ...
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How to suspend from lockscreen in Gnome 3?

How do I suspend my computer from the lockscreen in Gnome 3 (Fedora 20)? Sometimes I accidentally press the lock key, which is right next to the suspend key. Once it's locked, it no longer listens to ...
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Change lock icon in xtrlock/pyxtrlock?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, and I would like to change the blue lock icon provided by default with xtrlock or pyxtrlock (a Python version, https://github.com/leonnnn/pyxtrlock). I don't particularly care ...
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Windows 8 locks after ~13 minutes

I am using Windows 8.1 at work, and for the past week or two, my computer keeps getting locked after about 13-16 minutes from the last time. It doesn't matter that I am constantly working on it. It ...
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How do I fix the Windows 8 Lock Screen login lock-out?

When I lock the screen on Windows 8 using + L, the lock screen background image appears, and usually the clock is being displayed, and when you hit a key or Ctrl + Alt + Del, your login and a ...
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Hide icons on windows 8 lock screen

Is there a way to hide the battery and network (wifi bar) indicators on the windows 8 lock screen? I've already figured out how to hide the clock and date through a registry tweak, but I haven't ...
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Narrator Keeps turning on on login screen

Recently, I have found that every time I restart or lock my computer, Narrator turns on when the login screen shows up. Using Caps+Esc or going to the "Ease of Access" Menu -> "Narrator" and choosing ...
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Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off

In Windows 8.0 there was an option in "Change PC settings" (the metro-style modern mode settings) to lock the screen after the screen has been off a certain amount of time. If you turn the screen on ...