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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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When I lock my screen on my MacBook Pro my running application automatically closes after a while

First I must said that I have been asked this question in different form in this topic. but my problem didn't solved yet. When I want my laptop do a long schedule thing (like get all Mac OS X new ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Lock Windows keyboard and mouse but still display screen normally

I'm using windows 7, I have a dual monitor display. It displays important information related to the business, I'd rather that random users that walk in can't just walk over to it and start using the ...
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How to disable Lock Screen in Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 (Build 14295) Pro. How to disable Lock Screen? I googled it, but there is no solution. I tried this. It does not work for me.
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How to always lock Macbook when it's closed

I use a second display at work but don't close the laptop. I want it to lock when it's closed regardless of what peripherals are plugged in. Is there a way to do this?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...