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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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CLI Ubuntu lock screen after X minutes

Is there any way of making ubuntu (through CLI) to lock screen after X minutes? I need to do so for example: I'm watching a 2Hours movie, so I need to make ubuntu that after 123 minutes to lock ...
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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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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 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 ...