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Windows 7: hotkey for screen saver + password


20 Oct 2010   #1

win 7
 
 
hotkey for screen saver + password

when i work on my computer i sometimes work on private stuff ,thing i don't want other to see.

however sometimes someone enter the room and want to talk to me ,i don't want him to see what is in the computer screen.

i need a way to setup a hotkey (i choose F9) so that when i press it the screen goes black + when i try to resume (by pressing a button on my keyboard) it should ask me for a password and does not allow the black screen to go off unless the password is correct.

in other words ,once i press F9 nobody should be able to see what i was doing unless he knows the password.

any idea how i can do that ?

i tried searching and i managed to bring a black screen on F9 by using a program called "winhotkey" , but still it does not ask for password on resume. and yes , the option "on resume display login screen" is enabled and the user account have a password.

p.s. the program "winhotkey" just makes a hotkey to any program you wish .i just hotkeyed the scr file to the F9 key.

any help will be appreciated. thank you

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20 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi docesam and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Why not use the Lock function? Winkey + L
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20 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi docesam and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Why not use the Lock function? Winkey + L
+1 this is how i do it too!
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20 Oct 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

ye thats what i use just press windows button and L at the same time it locks your computer, no screensaver comes on but at least it locks it,

The screen saver will come on after the time you specified it to,

E.g. 10 mins or so,

Regards Paul
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20 Oct 2010   #5

win 7
 
 

win + l is too slow

plus it needs two hands in my labtop (no right side win key) and my second hand can be busy quit a lot.

i will be using this hotkey tens of times per day
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20 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

thumb on winkey and pinky on l works for me...
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20 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Or if you REALLY want to know how to map it... Ctrl-Esc-L, as Winkey is Ctrl-Esc.
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20 Oct 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by docesam View Post
win + l is too slow

plus it needs two hands in my labtop (no right side win key) and my second hand can be busy quit a lot.

i will be using this hotkey tens of times per day
Too slow? It only takes a fraction of a second. Truthfully if you're leaving your laptop then during your getting up process you can incorporate a joint 2 button press
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23 Oct 2010   #9

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post

Too slow? It only takes a fraction of a second. Truthfully if you're leaving your laptop then during your getting up process you can incorporate a joint 2 button press
i don't have right sided win key in my labtop. so,i need to use my both hands
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23 Oct 2010   #10

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Just set your laptop to lock on lid close. If you are really too lazy to use two hands to lock your computer when you're leaving for somewhere else then it obviously is not really that important to you.
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