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

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Windows 10 Family Safety: Time limits and screen locking

I recently set up my son's computer with family safety, and I have him limited to 3 hours of total screen time per weekday. I have told him that when he gets up to go outside, eat, or whatever to lock ...
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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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Reset Windows Spotlight

I am using Windows Spotlight on the lock screen of my Windows 10 laptop, and I have accidently liked some photos, and the keep coming up. is there a way to 'change your mind' about a photo, or just ...
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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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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 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 8 Enterprise Lock Screen Change

Does anyone know how to change the Windows 8 lock screen, on the Enterprise version. All the instructions I seem to find only work on Pro or other versions of the OS.
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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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How to start screensaver without a user logging in?

I have a Windows 10 Pro machine. I need the screensaver to start after the machine is booted up WITHOUT ANYONE HAVING TO LOG IN. It seems that when I change the settings for the screensaver in Display ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly enters the lock screen

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine which, as the title says, randomly enters in the lock screen. The lock outs are not periodic and happen even when the user is working the computer. My first ...
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How to enable the geographical location of the image seen for the lock screen in windows 10?

i upgraded my laptop system from windows 8 to windows 10, i can see different lock screens, but my friend who upgraded her system from windows 7 to win 10 can see the geographical location of ...
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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 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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set Windows XP Lock Screen Background

I've googled this a bit, but have yet to find anything. I have 4 monitors. when I lock my screen via win+L, it turns 3 of them to the background color selected in background options, and the 4th one ...
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How do I 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 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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...