Friday, January 18, 2008

Windows Vista: Lock Your Computer Quickly

Do you want lock your computer quickly, instead of pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL? There are two tricks you can use, the first and easiest is to press the Windows key + L. You can also create a shortcut on your desktop (or in the Quick Launch area):
  • Right-click the desktop, select New, and then Shortcut.
  • The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following: "rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation" (note: the word 'LockWorkStation' is case sensitive), press the Next button.
  • Enter a name for the shortcut, such as "Lock Workstation" or choose any other name you like, then press the Finish button.
  • I would highly recommend that you drag the shortcut into the Quick Launch area if its enabled. (note: you may need to resize this area it if there are too many icons)

1 comment:

Taz-man said...

after you lock using CTRL+ALT+DEL or Windows key + L just how do you unlock .I have win XP but my sister has win VISTA and her daughter hit the key board & wipped it out she wants to lock it so this doesn't happen again.if you can help with this info email me at thanks