Create A Desktop Icon To Lock You Computer With One Click

lock & KeyStepping away from your computer for a bit to do something else but don’t want others to see or have access to your desktop, you can create a shortcut icon to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screensaver. Here’s how.

  1. Right click an empty spot on your desktop.
  2. Click New, then Shortcut.
  3. The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following:
    rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStationLock computer 2
  4. Click next.
  5. Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it “Lock Computer” or choose any name you like, click finish.Lock computer 3

Now we need to change that plain icon to something better.

  1. Right click the new shortcut and choose Properties, then click change Icon.
  2. In the browse box type in %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dllLock computer 6
  3. Select the icon you want from the selection and click Ok twice.Lock computer 7

    Thats all there is to it. Now before you walk away from your computer click the icon and your computer will lock.











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