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

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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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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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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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(How) can I change the interval of the slide show in the Win8 Lock Screen?

Windows 8 (or just 8.1) has the feature to show a slide show in the lock screen. However, the interval of the pictures changing is pretty rapid. Is there a hidden way to change that interval?
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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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Unlocking Ubuntu 14.04 and synergy

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I'm using synergy 1.5 and the Ubuntu machine is the client. My Win7 box is the server. I have synergy starting in the greeter via greeter-setup-script in ...
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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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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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How do delay the screen lock until some time after the screen turns off in Windows 8.1?

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

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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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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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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Windows lock screen briefly shows the wong picture on boot

Short and simple. When I boot my computer, the lock screen background starts out as this color crazy rings picture, before changing to the correct one in settings. I'm running windows 8.1 Update, but ...
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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 to show lock screen in Windows 8 without having a password.

I made it so that I don't need to enter a password to login to my computer. My Microsoft account is the only one used on it, and I live alone, so entering my password every time I want to turn the ...
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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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Slideshow on Lockscreen not working

I got Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and tried to enable lock screen slideshow. However, trying every combination of options in the lock screen page, I am still unable to see a slideshow. As you can ...
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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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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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KDE - Alerts on incorrect unlock attempt

I am using debian with KDE4. When I lock my screen, the usual dialog appears. If I enter an incorrect password, however, nothing happens. It just displays a brief "Wrong password" message and then ...
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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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How to hide or remove email address from Windows 8 lockscreen?

I'm using Windows 8 and I have an Microsoft account (@outlook.com). I was wondering if there is a way to remove or hide my email address from the lockscreen. Note: I don't want to use a local ...
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How to change the lockscreen background in Gnome 3 (Fedora 17)?

While seeking a solution to my login background question I realized that the lockscreen has to be configured seperately. But how? On a quick google search I only found the suggestion to replace the ...
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How to change the lock screen background on Windows 8.1 to a custom folder?

I have a bunch of wallpapers synced in Google Drive, and a seperate folder I use as the "Pictures"-folder. When I'm trying to add a custom folder (my wallpaper folder in Google Drive), I simply don't ...
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3rd Party Windows Lockscreen app for quick breaks?

I would like to unlock my machine quicker after a bathroom break, without changing my normal password-length. For example, a 3rd party lock app that would require only a 2 character password or ...
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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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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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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 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 can I change the lock screen in Windows 8 that appears for the default user?

This is about Windows 8 RTM. How can I change the lock screen in Windows 8 that appears after connecting to the machine via RDP? You can change your lock screen for your user account like so: Hit ...
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Windows 8: How to Lock (not sleep) laptop on lid close?

If my laptop is connected to power source and is not configured to sleep on lid close (it is connected to power source and is working, I don't want it to sleep. It's compiling my code) if I close the ...
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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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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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Change “Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on” on Windows 7 Lock Screen

Is there any way to change "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on" to something like: "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to make magic" or something like that? This is just for fun.
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How to lock Windows screen on startup?

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 prevent “lock” on screen power-off in Windows 8

If my screen turns off due to power saving settings in Windows 8 the PC gets locked also. Is there a way to delay the locking another minute? I have no screen saver set (where the lock setting would ...
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How to skip the Windows 8 lock screen image?

Every time I start up the pc or lock it manually and I want to log in again, I have to press random button or mouse click to remove the "Start-screen background". After that I can enter my ...
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Windows 8 infrared mouse/keyboard not recognised

My Windows 8 login screen requires a click of the mouse to open, then I need to enter a password. But my infrared mouse/keyboard is not being recognised. Can I bypass the Windows 8 lock screen so ...
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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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Putting a lock screen photo on a Windows 8 computer

I disabled the lock screen on my Widows 8 laptop. Is there a way to put the lock screen photo back on, or do I have to stick with how it is?
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Bing image as lockscreen for Windows 7

Bing my lockscreen is an application for Windows 8 which sets the lockscreen to the Bing wallpaper of that day. Is there any similar application or method by which my Windows 7 lockscreen can be set ...
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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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Is there a way to change the Lock Screen without using PC Settings?

I want to know if there is a way to change the Lock Screen in Windows 8 without using the default PC Setting way. Maybe a value in the registry or something?
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Can I bring the lock screen back after dismissing it? ('go back a screen' from password entry)

As we all know, there is a clock on the lock screen. And the lock screen (with clock) disappears when we click to go type a password. Can I show the lock screen (or at least the clock) from the ...
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How do I automatically change the lock screen image?

Is it possible to automatically change background image of the lock screen. For example having it pick a random image from my Pictures library, or some online source each time it's displayed or maybe ...
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How to require password on delay after screen timeout?

I have my machine set to time out after 5 minutes and shut off the display and require password. The inconvenience comes from the fact that I often work on another machine and reference the first ...
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Why does locking the computer (by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete) take so long? [closed]

When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del to lock my Windows 7 computer, it takes a long time before the lock screen is displayed. Why would it be so slow to load the lock screen and how can I fix it?