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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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    Default 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!
    Ryan Guest

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    Default 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!
    Two ways to get your answer and the answers they produced:

    Method 1:

    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.

    Notes

    -- 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
    domain.


    Method 2:

    [url]http://www.microsoft.com/[/url]
    -> search for "screen lock windows XP"
    (no quotes)
    Led me to:
    [url]http://tinyurl.com/ae2x[/url]

    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.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    "Just trying to help"
    -------------------------
    How to use XPs Help and Support
    [url]http://tinyurl.com/fltf[/url]

    How to Use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups
    [url]http://tinyurl.com/fkja[/url]

    How to use Google
    [url]http://www.google.com/help/basics.html[/url]
    [url]http://tinyurl.com/fkmc[/url]
    -------------------------


    Shenan T. Stanley Guest

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