Sunday, October 10, 2004

Lock your workstation, with just the mouse?

In Windows 2000, locking your workstation was pretty tedious: CTRL+ALT+DEL, then press ENTER (or "k"). Windows XP took it to the next level, you press the Windows Key and then "L" (Why can't you change these Windows shortcuts, I can think of 26 more shortcuts).

Well, what happens if your primarily a mouse user? How do you lock your workstation then?

Well, now you can! Here are the steps:

  1. Create a New Shortcut, say, on the desktop, by right clicking and choosing New, Shortcut.
  2. For the location of the item, enter this string: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation.

  3. Name the Shortcut, in this case I'm going to use Lock Workstation

You can also change the icon to say, the windows lock? Now you can put this handy shortcut in the Quick Launch bar, in the Start Menu or wherever else you feel like putting it.

Execute the icon and lock your workstation with a click of the mouse!


Anonymous said...

Bloody excellent tip - thanks

Anonymous said...

Great tip!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, you are the Tipmeister.

Many thanks

Anonymous said...

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