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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...