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- Ryan #1
How do I change auto logoff/lock after 10 minutes?
After ten minutes, my computer automatically locks itself
(as if the Windows+L key was pressed), and it returns to
the welcome screen, where I have to click my user name to
log back in. Is there a way to either change the time
limit on this option or disable it altogether? Thanks a
bunch for your help!
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- Shenan T. Stanley #2
Re: How do I change auto logoff/lock after 10 minutes?
Ryan <> wrote:> After ten minutes, my computer automatically locks itself
> (as if the Windows+L key was pressed), and it returns to
> the welcome screen, where I have to click my user name to
> log back in. Is there a way to either change the time
> limit on this option or disable it altogether? Thanks a
> bunch for your help!
START -> Help and Support -> search for "screen lock"
Click on "Protect your files with a screen saver password"
To protect your files by using a screen saver password
1. Open Display in Control Panel.
2. On the Screen Saver tab under Screen saver, click a screen saver.
3. Select the On resume, password protect check box.
If Fast User Switching is turned on, select the On resume, display Welcome
screen check box.
-- To open Display, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and
then double-click Display.
-- Selecting the On Resume, password protect check box will lock your
computer when the screen saver is activated. When you begin working again
you will be prompted to type your password to unlock it.
-- Your screen saver password is the same as your logon password. If you do
not use a password to log on, you cannot set a screen saver password.
-- Fast User Switching is only available for stand-alone computers and users
in a workgroup. It is not available if your computer is part of a network
-> search for "screen lock windows XP"
Led me to:
Which although doesn't tell you how to UNDO the setting, does tell you how
to TURN ON the setting, which is just as good. Not to mention some other
fantastic advice for regular users.
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