Sep 5 2007

Create A Shortcut To Quickly Lock Your Vista Desktop

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.

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Now name the Shortcut, and click finish.

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Now you have your Lock Desktop icon.

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If you want to change the icon picture to something else, Right click the icon and choose Properties.

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Then click Change Icon.

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Type %SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll in the Look for Icons in this file and click OK

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Choose the icon you want and click Ok. Then apply on the next screen.

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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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