Dec 13, 2010

Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer

Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don’t want to logoff? now You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ ALT+DEL or a screensaver.

To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

Right-click the desktop.
Point to New, and then click Shortcut.
The Create Shortcut Wizard opens.
In the text box, type the following:

rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Click Next.
Enter a name for the shortcut.
You can call it "Lock Workstation" . choose any name you like.
Click Finish.

You can also change the shortcut's icon

To change the icon:
Right click the shortcut and then select Properties.
Click the Shortcut tab,
click the Change Icon button.
In the Look for icons in this file text box, type:
Click OK.
Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK

You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL +ALT+L. This would save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be more convenient.

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