1.    12 Oct 2016 #1

    How to require password after X mins?


    Is it possible for Win 10 to ask me for a password after X minutes of inactivity, post running of screensaver?

    Specifically, I want a screensaver to run after 2 minutes inactivity, BUT I only want a password request to be enabled after at least 10 minutes of inactivity. In this case, the "on resume, display logon screen" option isn't much use, as it coincides with the screensaver.

    Is that possible? If so, how?
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  2.    12 Oct 2016 #2

    Aren't there 2 settings?

    Screen Timeout and Screen Saver.

    Screen Saver Settings - Change in Windows 10

    Screensaver options has a tickbox to ask or not ask for a password on resume.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Oct 2016 at 10:26. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    12 Oct 2016 #3

    Wullail said: View Post
    Aren't there 2 settings?

    Screen Timeout and Screen Saver.

    Screen Saver Settings - Change in Windows 10

    Screensaver options has a tickbox to ask or not ask for a password on resume.
    I can't use the screen timeout feature, since the problem with that is, because it's a family computer used for education, work and games, people will think the computer is turned off, so they'll press the power button to turn it on, when actually they're turning it off.

    So basically I need the screensaver to show after X minutes, but the password request feature to only kick in after Y minutes (where Y is obviously greater than X).
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  4.    12 Oct 2016 #4

    tengeezer said: View Post
    I can't use the screen timeout feature, since the problem with that is, because it's a family computer used for education, work and games, people will think the computer is turned off, so they'll press the power button to turn it on, when actually they're turning it off.

    So basically I need the screensaver to show after X minutes, but the password request feature to only kick in after Y minutes (where Y is obviously greater than X).
    I think , screen timeout doesn't actually blank the screen , (that's under power save) , it just takes you back to the login screen after XX minutes.
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  5.    12 Oct 2016 #5

    Wullail said: View Post
    I think , screen timeout doesn't actually blank the screen , (that's under power save) , it just takes you back to the login screen after XX minutes.
    Just tested it, "screen timeout" blanks my screen.
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  6.    13 Oct 2016 #6

    tengeezer said: View Post
    Just tested it, "screen timeout" blanks my screen.
    I found this , might be worth a try.


    1. Go into C:\Windows
    2. Create a new shortcut
    3. Paste this in the path: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation.
    4. Click next and rename it, click finish.
    5. Then Control Panel
    6. Scheduled Tasks
    7. Add Scheduled Task.Give some Proper name.
    8. Next/Browse
    9. Find the new shortcut, select it, pick daily, next.
    10. Type in a password for the Scheduled
    11. Task/Confirm, Next, Finish
    12. Double click the new scheduled task you just made
    13. Schedule Tab
    14. Schedule Task
    15. Select when Idle, enter time allotment, ok.

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  7.    13 Oct 2016 #7

    Wullail said: View Post
    I found this , might be worth a try.


    1. Go into C:\Windows
    2. Create a new shortcut
    3. Paste this in the path: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation.
    4. Click next and rename it, click finish.
    5. Then Control Panel
    6. Scheduled Tasks
    7. Add Scheduled Task.Give some Proper name.
    8. Next/Browse
    9. Find the new shortcut, select it, pick daily, next.
    10. Type in a password for the Scheduled
    11. Task/Confirm, Next, Finish
    12. Double click the new scheduled task you just made
    13. Schedule Tab
    14. Schedule Task
    15. Select when Idle, enter time allotment, ok.
    Awesome, that did the trick thanks.

    For some reason the shortcut route didn't quite work in Scheduled Tasks (although the shortcut works fine by itself), but using the actual path in the Scheduled Tasks worked just fine.

    Cheers.
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