Program to lock the computer...?

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  1. bb86

    bb86 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Im looking for a program that will let me stay on AIM but lock my computer so no one else can use it while im gone without entering a password. The only thing is i dont want it to have to be a screen saver because it locks up most of the time...

    Any help for a program or way to do this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    What do you mean? Most screensavers are pretty customizable in terms of when they lock up...
     
  3. dm33186

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    what os? if its win 2k just press ctrl - alt - delete then click lock computer, or if xp disable fast user switching then do the same as above
     
  4. Woodmaster

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    Yep, i do this all the time. When I leave the programs running i just switch users.. then it stays logged in and doesn't shut down.... and then i come back enter my pass and everything's there.... vwala
     
  5. CyberBullets

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    get trillian. it wont log you out and u can lock the computer w/o worries.
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    There is also the Mouse Trapper on the Mike Linn Software page, but I can never remember the URL.
     
  7. bb86

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    How do i disable fast user switching?
     
  8. dm33186

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    control panel -> user accounts its in there someplace im pretty sure, i dont like xp and refuse to use it
    Windows Xperience Problems doesnt rate high on my list
     
  9. Astro

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    Man I'm old...

    Back in the day we had computer keys. You put the key in and turn and it locks out the keyboard and mouse but your programs could continue to run.

    Anyone who is determined could defeat the key lock, but you're average home user would easily give up.
     
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  11. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: I remember my dad's computer at work in the early-mid 90's had a key lock.
     

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