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

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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Mac Software To Restrict PC Usage Time

Is there any application that can block usage to a Mac after it has been logged in for X number of hours? This would be sort of like a "parental" type software.
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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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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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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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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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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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Location of lock screen

Does anybody know if it is possible to change a setting so that the Windows XP Lock Screen is not centered, but let's say in right or left top/down corner or maybe even a give x or y coordinate?
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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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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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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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How to lock Windows screen on startup? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...