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 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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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 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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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 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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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 account,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Disable Windows Lock Screen - Win 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on computers which remains online 24 hours. The systems reboots every night once (scheduled task: shutdown.exe -r -t 00). The device goes to lock screen some times. Mostly in night ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...