Lock Idle Computer Automatically After Some Time

by Rohit Khurana on July 1, 2009



We just got a mail from one of our reader asking the following question,

Hey troublefixers, you guys has been doing a great job – I want to lock my computer automatically in my office after some time of inactivity – I want to do this on my office PC so that no one other than me can access or read my mails in my absence


This is quite a common requirement when you may want lock your workstation when you are working or left from your seat, as keeping your system unlocked can drag you in trouble of stealing some precious data or writing some party mails from your account.


There could be different ways with which you can lock your computer after some minutes of inactivity, however the simplest way to lock your computer is by running any screensaver and click the option which ask for password when you resume from screensaver. Either is it Windows XP or Windows Vista you can use your absence.

For Windows XP

1. Right click on desktop >> click properties and click the screen saver tab

2. now select the screensaver and specify the time and check the option which says On Resume, password protect



3. click Ok and you are ready to go.

For Windows Vista or Windows 7

1. Right click on the desktop and select personalize

2. Click Screensaver


3. click the check box which says on resume, display login screen and click OK

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Snigdha October 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

Ur solutions r simply gr8…

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