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    Creating a desktop shortcut for locking your computer

    Creating a desktop shortcut for locking your computer




    If you use your computer in an area where others may have access to it, and there are things on your system you would rather have kept confidential, locking your desktop when you leave the computer is an essential task. Here's a recipe for a desktop shortcut that will lock your computer in two easy clicks:


    Right click on an empty area of the desktop and choose 'new' then 'shortcut.' The create shortcut wizard will open; in the first text box, type


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

    and then give your shortcut an appropriate name on the next page, and hit 'finish.'


    You will notice that the shortcut you created has a blank icon. To select a more appropriate one, right click on the shortcut and hit 'properties.' In the 'shortcut' tab, click the 'change icon' button.


    In the 'look for icons in this file' box, type



     


    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll
    then click 'ok' to see a range of icons for your new shortcut. Choose an appropriate icon. Your desktop locking shortcut is now ready for use. Test it out.



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    bhai instead of this we can do this in single step by just clicking

    winkey+ L

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    nice post, and ha saber bhai aap bhi teak kehte ho...

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    very useful, thanks for sharing..

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    That's indeed a very good way that twill be of a very good use to keep the data secure. I have had it for sometime now and I must say it has helped a lot. I just wanted to know that this works for Windows operating system, has anyone tried it for Linux or is there some other techniques for this to be implemented in Linux.

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