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

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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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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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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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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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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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Use English as an input language for Windows 8 lock screen by default

I have two input languages configured on my Windows 8 machine. The default language is English, but when I lock my computer, the lock screen sometimes uses another language for input, so I have to ...
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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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How can I make a transparent lock screen for Windows 7?

Okay I am wondering if there is a solution I can use that incorporates itself into the Windows log off, shutdown, restart, etc... menu. I am looking for this solution to add in the lock screen ...
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Running program over windows lockscreen

I was wondering if there is any way to run any program on top of lock screen, so the pc is still locked but there is some kind of program running with UI, that you can interact with, without having to ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 PC makes device plugged/unplugged noises when PC is locked

This is currently happening to 2 Win7 PCs where I work. Whenever the computer is locked the device plugged in and device unplugged noises play continuously. The users logged in when the noise happens ...
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Remove Win8 Lock screen and show password on mouse move?

When locking windows and returning back to my desk, I see a wallpaper and some info, which is really cool and I love it: The problem is, in Windows 7 I could type in the password right when the ...
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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 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 disable Windows 8 lock screen?

So I took a plunge and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my main home PC. So far so good, but there is one annoyance - the system "locks" the computer after a period of inactivity causing me to ...
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How to get Windows 7 logon wallpaper to tile to other monitors?

In 2000/XP/Vista it was easy to set a wallpaper for the logon screen, either manually through tools like Logonstudio or simple registry changes by hand on prepared installation images or through ...
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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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Automatically lock screen on lid close in Windows 7

I'm a longtime Linux user, and I just recently got a laptop that runs Windows 7. I recently stepped away from my workstation for a few minutes, and returned to find, to my horror, someone else sitting ...
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Login screen changed in Windows 8

I use an HP Probook 4440s 64bit laptop with Windows 8 Enterprise installed. There is also a utility called HP Security Tools and I enabled a password protect option from it. Doing that somehow changed ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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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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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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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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How do I prevent the Welcome Screen / Lock Screen from appearing after idling in Windows 8?

I'm running Windows 8 Enterprise x64 (RTM), and I cannot figure out how to disable to the lock screen that appears after the computer has been idle for 10-15 minutes. I've tried the following, and ...
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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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Remove 'Switch User' Button on Lock Screen Only, Keep Faster User Switching Enabled

I want to remove the 'Switch User' button on our PC's lock screen only. However, I want to keep fast user switching enabled. The button needs to still exist/function when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete. ...
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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 lock Windows screen on startup? [duplicate]

I like to go get coffee while the computer starts. However we have a policy that says the screen must be locked when away. How can I make sure that the screen locks immediately after logging in?
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How to set screensaver for Lock Screen of Windows 8?

Is it possible to set the screensaver for the Windows 8 Lock Screen? When it locks, it shows the time, notifications, and background image. Then turns of my monitor after the time specified in my ...
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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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ScreenSaver/Lock-Screen on Second third Monitor

I'm using win 8.1. My setup is a 3 monitor one. When I lock the pc, the pretty picture of the lock screen appears only on the main monitor, leaving the other 2 with a default "blue" screen. How can I ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p, ssd, 8Gb, i5, win 8.1 ent

I cannot log in to my computer when I have locked it (Elitebook 8570p Windows x64 8.1) using the Win+L shortcut. I get a notification at the bottom saying my account is not accessible. It's almost ...
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Displaying wallpaper when desktop is locked in Windows 7

is it possible to lock the desktop in Windows 7 and have it continue to display your desktop wallpaper rather than the default Win7 locked-workstation screen?
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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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Wrong keyboard input language on Windows 8 lock screen

I have two keyboard languages configured on my Windows 8 machine: English (United States) and Español (España). The default language is English (United States), but when I start my computer, sometimes ...
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How can I change the Windows 7 Logon Screen wallpaper?

Is there an easy (and free) way to change the Logon Screen wallpaper in Windows 7?
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How to get Windows 7 Custom OEM wallpaper to appear on multiple monitors? [duplicate]

I am already aware of how to set a custom logon background on Windows 7. I am also not trying to tile my plain wallpaper on my desktop. I am talking about the background on the logon/lock screen in ...
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How to show desktop background on second monitor when Windows is locked? [duplicate]

When I lock my computer, the first monitor shows "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock", and the secondary monitor is just black. But in some office I saw the second monitor showing the desktop ...
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Windows 8 - How to show all users at lock screen

There is probably no way to do this but I'll ask anyway. I have disabled the win8 lock screen so I don't confuse my wife. When my computer locks it only shows my account at the login screen. Is there ...
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Windows 8 logon screen background

I got irritated by the standard Windows 8 logon screen (the same one as lock screen). How do I change the background?
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Set Windows 7 Lock Screen Background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Displaying wallpaper when desktop is locked in Windows 7 I've googled this a bit, but have yet to find anything. I have 2 monitors. when I lock my screen via win+L, it ...
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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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How to take a screenshot of the lock screen in Windows 8?

How can I take a screenshot of the lock screen in Windows 8? Note that Windows 8 shows a lock screen with a wallpaper and in the bottom-left corner shows the date-time with notification icons of ...
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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 ...