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Old September 4th, 2006, 02:46 AM
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Lock up...

Hey,
I was wondering if there was a program out there that locks up my computer with a password so I can step away from my computer while it's still logged on. I want to be able to leave my computer and not worry about not having anyone messing around with it (ei: annoying brother that has his own computer)
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Old September 4th, 2006, 02:48 AM
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You could put a password on the screensaver..

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Old September 4th, 2006, 03:01 AM
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Could just do Alt-Ctrl-Del and choose Lock. That uses your user password, so be sure to remember it. Anyone remember the days when the little lock on the front of the computer locked out the keyboard?
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Old September 4th, 2006, 06:22 AM
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I don't see "lock" in the task manager... and I want to be able to lock up my comp without loging out. I want to keep my downloads active.
Thnx btw
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Old September 4th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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It ought to be there... oh well. I just searched the internet for 'Keyboard locking software' and got a lot of hits for software that does what you are looking for, probably some freeware in there somewhere.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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best bet would be the password on the screen saver.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 07:38 AM
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Yeah, but then he has to wait for the screensaver to kick in before he can leave the computer... (annoying brother) Can you think of a way to manually trip the screensaver?
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Old September 4th, 2006, 07:41 AM
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Yeah, but then he has to wait for the screensaver to kick in before he can leave the computer... (annoying brother) Can you think of a way to manually trip the screensaver?

you can activate some screen savers.

see this
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Old September 4th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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Double click the scr file... that would do it. nice.
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Old September 4th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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Add a password to your account and enable Fast User Switching.

When you want to lock the screen press Windows Key + L and it will show the Welcome Screen.
Your programs will still be running.
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