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Do you lock your computer?


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Poll: Locking your computer (65 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you lock your computer when you leave it?

  1. Yes (By choice) (43 votes [66.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.15%

  2. Yes (Because I'm forced to) (2 votes [3.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  3. No (By choice) (19 votes [29.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.23%

  4. No (Because I'm not allowed to) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. No (Because my computer can't be locked) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. I've never heard of locking my computer (1 votes [1.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

Is your screensaver password-protected?

  1. Yes (By choice) (24 votes [36.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.92%

  2. Yes (Because it's forced) (3 votes [4.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  3. No (By choice) (36 votes [55.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.38%

  4. No (Because it's not allowed to be) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. No (Because my screensaver can't be password protected) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. I've never heard of password-protecting my screensaver (2 votes [3.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

Do you force others to lock their computers? (By group policy, etc.)

  1. Yes (7 votes [10.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.77%

  2. No (28 votes [43.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.08%

  3. No (I can't) (5 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. Does not apply (25 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

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I have to at work its a security thing.


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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)

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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)

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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.



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


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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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yes. i don't want others to look into my d: e: f: g: h: and i: drives :)

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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.

Edited by nitroshift, 30 November 2007 - 02:36 AM.

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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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