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does a CMD window stop running while Windows 10 lock screen is enabled?

Most programs running when the computer is locked will continue to run, including command shells, like the command prompt or Powershell. It is possible for the developer of an application to detect a ...
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does a CMD window stop running while Windows 10 lock screen is enabled?

By default, command windows continue to run while the screen is locked. To verify this, try the following: Open a command prompt window (in case you don't know how, press the Windows key, type cmd, ...
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Does Windows allow to rename a folder containing locked files?

No, you cannot rename a folder which contains locked files. What can happen if you attempt this in a more advanced way (like using a file manager): a new folder will be created with the target name, ...
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Why does my screen keep locking every two minutes or so?

After searching around for a while I stumbled across this: "I think I finally found the problem. There's a setting called "System unattended sleep timeout" However, in Windows 10 it does not show up ...
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How can i download a file from virustotal for free?

VirusTotal doesn't offer regular users to download files at all. It's a free service for people to upload suspicious files and have them scanned by several antivirus softwares at once. Downloading ...
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does a CMD window stop running while Windows 10 lock screen is enabled?

ALL programs in the currently logged on session will continue to run when the session is locked. As a server and database administrator that often has to deal with moving around 100,000+ client ...
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Locking Color-Only Jobs (Ricoh MP C3003)

I would create 2 drivers for the printer, one set to colour and the other to mono. Then make the mono printer available to everybody, and the colour printer to admins only. The printer has to be set ...
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Is there a way to shut down and lock a PC at a predetermined time?

In case someone doesn't want to set up parental control (someone wants to lock the computer from themselves, not their kids), here is another solution using only Task Scheduler, which I'm currently ...
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How to lock my computer after a certain amount of time from login?

I can think of 2 native solutions here. Task scheduler will do what you want but I feel this is going to be very limited (although it may suffice). Create a new task and in the New Trigger options ...
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How disable file locks in Windows

You cannot "just" disable locking of executable/library files. However, you can move or rename in-use files, so make your build process move the existing DLL elsewhere and compile the new one in its ...
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How to prevent windows from locking / sleeping (without admin privileges)

You could use this AutoHotkey script: CoordMode, Mouse, Screen Loop { ; Move mouse MouseMove, 1, 1, 0, R ; Replace mouse to its original location MouseMove, -1, -1, 0, R ; Wait ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

No, as the kernel does not provide any sort of "going to sleep" signal before freezing all processes, there is no distribution-agnostic way to detect it. That said, pretty much all suspend requests – ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

Since this topic is over two years old and no 'answer' has been provided, I'm happy to collect the points. Here is the answer that the author found, his/her self (moved here from the question). This ...
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Remember sudo password until screen lock possible?

If you can make your screen-lock mechanism run an extra command on locking, then you can edit /etc/sudoers to add a line for your user id, eg myname, which says Defaults:myname timestamp_timeout=-1 ...
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Anti-recording share screen

No, because you can't control the endpoints that are connecting to your screen sharing session. Basically, even if the software you are using doesn't support them recording your session, there are ...
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Is processes terminated when a user locks their account on Windows 10?

No, if the screen is simply locked (ctrl-alt-del), any running process will continue (downloads, macros, etc), unless, you have a process that checks if the user is still there (but that isn't in your ...
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Excel Lock File - Why can i copy it, but not open it?

This is because of windows' File Locking mechanism: File locking is a mechanism that restricts access to a computer file by allowing only one user or process to access it in a specific time. ...
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Auto Lock Windows 10 on Hibernate

Yes, it's possible. Right-click Desktop → Personalize → Lock screen (left pane) Screen saver settings (at the bottom) → On resume, display logon screen
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does a CMD window stop running while Windows 10 lock screen is enabled?

It would continue to run, but may lose scheduling priority as it is no longer the foreground application, and the computer might suspend or hibernate when no user interaction is registered for a time. ...
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Is i3lock saving information about failed unlocking attempts?

I have the same i3lock version and I see that in /var/log/auth.log are information about granted or failed authentications. E.g.: /var/log/auth.log:Jan 13 09:09:22 **** adclient[1565]: INFO ...
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Unhiding/Unlocking Files Locked By File Locker Shell For NTFS

This tool is using built in permissions and file attributes to hide and lock files. Judging from a comment of My folder will not unlock. Very bad. Posted 08/03/2016 on the project website, it would ...
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Warning about locking Windows 7 after inactivity

You can create a task in Windows Task Scheduler that displays your message and set its trigger to "after X minutes of inactivity." Just set it to a minute before you have your screensaver set to lock ...
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Requesting the complete guide to lock down/password require windows 10 when inactive

The way to be 100% sure that Windows is locked when you walk away is to press Windows + L. If you are in a shared environment then even 2 minutes is easily long enough for someone to notice you have ...
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My HP Monitor has a lock sign and hole behind it. Display is blank when turned on. How do I unlock it?

1. LOCK ON MONITOR My HP Monitor has a lock sign and hole behind it That's just a physical attachment point for a security cable that you can use to secure the monitor to a desk or other fixed ...
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Royal TS - Unable to Save RTSZ File

As I was writing the question, I had a realization... I had been ignoring a popup from Windows Security on the side of my screen. This must have been the first time I tried saving a Royal TS document ...
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gpgv: can't allocate lock for '~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg' after importing keys

I found that there is no error if I do a touch of the file before the import. So, like touch ~/.gnupg/trustedkeys.kbx and then gpg --export <key id> | gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ~/.gnupg/...
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How to switch user while still seeing the running applications in Windows 10

In general, it is impossible for a GUI window to exist simultaneously across multiple sessions. If you're able to rewrite a large part of the app: Split the app into two parts, the service and the ...
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