Monday, September 30, 2013

Windows 8: Stupid PC Tricks - Lock Screen Shortcut

Note: "Stupid PC Tricks" are a series of user tips that I think are interesting, but unfortunately they're not all that useful.
In any organization its important to lock your computer when you leave it, this will prevent someone from abusing your network security access.  By pressing the WinKey + L on the keyboard you can lock the computer screen.  With this tip you can create a shortcut icon that does the same thing by clicking on it.

  • Create a new shortcut (right-click the desktop, select New > Shortcut)
  • In the Type the location of the item field, type: rundll32.exe user32.dll LockWorkStation, and then press the Next button.
  • In the Type the name of the shortcut field, type: Windows Switcher, and then press the Finish button.

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