Windows 10: How to lock computer after display turns off ?

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  1.    11 Sep 2015 #1

    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

    how about CNTRL-ALT-DEL and then hit enter?
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  3.    11 Sep 2015 #3

    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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       11 Sep 2015 #4

    Ctrl+L locks the computer.
    I think that's Winkey+L.
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       11 Sep 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: 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

    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

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I think that's Winkey+L.
    Haha! That's what I meant. Oops.
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #8

    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

    DustSailor said: 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

    Marron said: 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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