Create A Shortcut To Quickly Lock Your Vista Desktop
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If you are using your computer where other people have access to it whether at work or at home its a good idea to lock your desktop when you walk away from it so no one else can access your files. Here’s how to create a desktop shortcut to lock it with 1 click.
Right click an empty part of your desktop and choose New > Shortcut.
In the Create Shortcut wizard type: %windir%System32rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation Then click next.
Now name the Shortcut, and click finish.
Now you have your Lock Desktop icon.
If you want to change the icon picture to something else, Right click the icon and choose Properties.
Then click Change Icon.
Type %SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll in the Look for Icons in this file and click OK
Choose the icon you want and click Ok. Then apply on the next screen.
And your all done. Now when you click the shortcut, the desktop is locked and you must press CTRL+ALT+DEL and enter your username and password to unlock it.
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