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Do you lock your computer?

Locking your computer   65 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you lock your computer when you leave it?

    • Yes (By choice)
      43
    • Yes (Because I'm forced to)
      2
    • No (By choice)
      19
    • No (Because I'm not allowed to)
      0
    • No (Because my computer can't be locked)
      0
    • I've never heard of locking my computer
      1
  2. 2. Is your screensaver password-protected?

    • Yes (By choice)
      24
    • Yes (Because it's forced)
      3
    • No (By choice)
      36
    • No (Because it's not allowed to be)
      0
    • No (Because my screensaver can't be password protected)
      0
    • I've never heard of password-protecting my screensaver
      2
  3. 3. Do you force others to lock their computers? (By group policy, etc.)

    • Yes
      7
    • No
      28
    • No (I can't)
      5
    • Does not apply
      25

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I always lock my computer at work as I have high level rights and I dont want to leave it so people could come and sit at my PC and elevate their rights or "misuse" the system using my account.

At home I don't bother locking my PC as I very rarely leave it long enough for my wife to find my "educational" films ;-) (which are well hidden) plus my wife has her own PC so has no need to use mine

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i don't lock my home computer, but whenever i go to print something at school etc, i always lock before i leave. so many people trying to change passwords...

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At home no, my wife would have a hissy fit.

At work yes, I'm a domain admin so every time I leave my desk. I keep a shortcut to "Lock Workstation" in my quicklaunch.

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

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At home, no, cause im pretty much the only one who knows to use a computer.

At work? Well, I don't have any computers at work. My office is in the skies.

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At home no, my wife would have a hissy fit.

At work yes, I'm a domain admin so every time I leave my desk. I keep a shortcut to "Lock Workstation" in my quicklaunch.

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

It would be much quicker to just use startkey + L

(startkey + E is explorer & startkey + R is run)

Panarchy

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At home no, my wife would have a hissy fit.

At work yes, I'm a domain admin so every time I leave my desk. I keep a shortcut to "Lock Workstation" in my quicklaunch.

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

It would be much quicker to just use startkey + L

(startkey + E is explorer & startkey + R is run)

Panarchy

If you have a Microsoft keyboard, it's quicker yet to use IntelliType to remap a button to lock the computer. For example, my keyboard has a log off button. I don't log off very frequently, so I just set it to lock the workstation.

Win+L is good if you don't have that option. In windows 2000, that doesn't exist, so I recommend making a shortcut as mentioned above and setting it's keyboard shortcut to be Ctrl+Alt+L and then placing it on the desktop. It's only one key more than Win+L, but less work than Ctrl+Alt+Del.

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At home no, my wife would have a hissy fit.

At work yes, I'm a domain admin so every time I leave my desk. I keep a shortcut to "Lock Workstation" in my quicklaunch.

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

It would be much quicker to just use startkey + L

(startkey + E is explorer & startkey + R is run)

Panarchy

If you have a Microsoft keyboard, it's quicker yet to use IntelliType to remap a button to lock the computer. For example, my keyboard has a log off button. I don't log off very frequently, so I just set it to lock the workstation.

Win+L is good if you don't have that option. In windows 2000, that doesn't exist, so I recommend making a shortcut as mentioned above and setting it's keyboard shortcut to be Ctrl+Alt+L and then placing it on the desktop. It's only one key more than Win+L, but less work than Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Get a macro keyboard and assign the keybind to a single key :D

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Get a macro keyboard and assign the keybind to a single key :D

Webcam with software that senses when you walk away from your desk.

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Someone actually makes some sort of bluetooth device that as soon as the receiver looses the singal from the transmitter, it locks the computer.

I don't remember the site.

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I've actually just got a fob for work that I wear around my neck with my badge, and a USB key on the back that it "talks" to - when I walk more than 10 feet away, it locks automagically (it could unlock it for me too, but I don't want it doing that - I've no idea where it stores the password, and for sure it would be somewhere right in RAM or in a heap somewhere that's easily read).

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On the old Win2000 computer, you could probably create the shortcut for lock using some 3rd party software...

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Winkey + L by habit, although at home is redundant as I'm the only user... At work I don't force users to lock their machines, they do what I do, just like monkeys :)) so they lock theirs too. As for the screensaver, I don't have one and even if I did I wouldn't use its password protection as I lock the pc long before it would kick in.

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at work im more of a vert quick control alt and delete and enter person!

Im like a machine! Do it even if i walk to the printer ha!

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i never lock my computer, but i always password protect my screensaver.

my mother refuses to allow me to buy my own laptop, with my money, mind you...

so i have to share a PC with the rest of my family.

and i have a thirteen year old brother who doesn't know how to stay out of other people's business.

so, all i can say is, thank god for password protecting.

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