Single-Click Workstation Lock

Posted On 2009-10-04 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Computer Security Lock Work Station Win+L
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Security Tip Windows 7 Vista
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Keyboard junkies know that you can quickly lock your computer by pressing the Windows Key and the letter L at the same time. But how about the mouse prone? Here's a one click solution to lock your workstation quickly.

  • Right-click on your desktop, select New, Shortcut.
  • In Type the location of the item, enter:rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Click Next, name the shortcut ‘Quick Lock’, and Finish.

If you don't like the look of the the default icon, you can easily change it:
  • Right-click, select Properties, click Change Icon, enter shell32.dll, and select any icon you wish.
  • Drag this shortcut and pin it to the taskbar, after which you can delete the desktop shortcut.

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