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  1.    11 Sep 2015 #1
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    How to lock computer after display turns off ?


    I used to have screen-saver set as 'none' and 'on resume, display logon screen', and set the time there the same as the 'display off' option in 'power options'. And that works fine on a PC, no issues there.

    Now I started using a laptop, and it has different 'display off' times for 'when plugged' and 'when unplugged', and different display off times for different 'power plans', so I can't use that trick any more.

    How can I do 'lock computer when display off' ?
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  2.    11 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    how about CNTRL-ALT-DEL and then hit enter?
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  3.    11 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
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    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    Ctrl+L locks the computer. Here is another way: Lock Computer - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 (context menu)

    enable/disable lock screen: Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Require password sign-on: Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    change lock screen timeout period: Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

    If I missed your question, it is because I didn't quite understand it (my fault!). Please rephrase and I can keep looking for something to help you.

    PS the tutorials say Windows 8, but should work fine in Win 10.
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  4.    11 Sep 2015 #4
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    Ctrl+L locks the computer.
    I think that's Winkey+L.
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  5.    11 Sep 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I think that's Winkey+L.
    That's what works on my Windows computers.
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  6.    12 Sep 2015 #6
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    Thread Starter

    I know what Win+L does. I'm using that sometimes, but I don't have a habit of doing it when I leave my computer, so I need that to happen automatically.

    Currently, I have it set so it 'locks the computer' after 5 minutes, but on 'power saver', I have 'turn off display' on 2 minutes. So this is what happens. After 2 minutes pass, it turns off the display, after 5 minutes pass it locks the computer. I do have. If I work on the computer after 3 minutes pass, I do see the 'lock page', but after it goes up, I see directly the desktop and am not prompted to enter the password.

    I want something to 'lock the computer' when 'display goes off'. I have 'turn off display' on different intervals.
    2 minutes - power saver battery
    5 minutes - balanced battery
    5 minutes - high performance battery
    10 minutes - power saver plugged
    15 minutes - balanced plugged
    15 minutes - high performance plugged

    I want 'lock screen times to be the same:
    2 minutes - power saver battery
    5 minutes - balanced battery
    5 minutes - high performance battery
    10 minutes - power saver plugged
    15 minutes - balanced plugged
    15 minutes - high performance plugged
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  7.    12 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I think that's Winkey+L.
    Haha! That's what I meant. Oops.
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #8
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    Mate, just set the computer to require password at the same time as the display turns off. This may be what you're looking for: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
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  9.    12 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Mate, just set the computer to require password at the same time as the display turns off. This may be what you're looking for: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
    There is no 'password policy' in windows 10.
    And editing the registry is not something I want to do. There'll be a problem is I ever want to disable that.
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  10.    12 Sep 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    There is no 'password policy' in windows 10.
    And editing the registry is not something I want to do. There'll be a problem is I ever want to disable that.
    It is the only method I know of to do exactly what you want it to
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