shortcut to Lock Computer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bytezboy, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. bytezboy

    bytezboy Guest

    Is there a way to lock the computer with a keyboard shortcut (instead of pressing ctrl+alt del first) or a command line argument like a shortuct to shutdown a computer (rundll.exe ______)?
  2. seeme

    seeme Guest

    yes! make a shortcut and use

    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

    as the target

  3. davmail

    davmail Bike Pilot!

    Locking Comp.

    Hi, This may seem a silly question, but when you 'Lock' the pc via Win Key+L, how do you unlock it???I don't lock mine cos I am not sure how to unlock it.Cheers.:cool:
  4. Enslaver

    Enslaver Guest

    You type in your User's Password, or if it doesn't have one, just click your user :)

    I think! LOL.
  5. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    Or just hit "Win Key + L"
  6. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    Windows Key + L at the same time works just fine.

    If you locked your computer; and don't have any password; no worries; it is not really locked :p Just click your user name and you will be back in Windows.