How to lock computer screen automatically when left idle in Windows 7?
How many times in a day you left the computer without locking and worried that someone may sneak into your personal mails and documents? You may face this problem quite often at your office.
How about locking the computer automatically when left idle for a short period of time? Well, don’t you think that will be very helpful. We don’t need any software or any specific tool to lock the computer automatically. All we need to do is set a screensaver and configure it to ask for password on resume. Isn’t it a very simple solution?
On your Windows 7-based PC, you can easily configure to activate a screensaver after a desired amount of idle time and ask for password on resume. Here’s how:
- If you’re not fond of screensavers, you can lock your computer when you’re away without turning on the screensaver.
- Right-click on your desktop, and click Personalize to open the personalization settings dialog.
- Click Screen Saver under the themes to change your screensaver settings.
- This will open the Screen Saver settings dialog. Just select ‘None’ from the screensaver list, and then select the check box next to ‘On resume, display logon screen’.
- Click ‘Ok’ to close the ‘Screen Saver Settings’ window.
- Close the ‘Personalization’ window.
- Now your computer will automatically switch to the Login screen whenever your computer is left for the amount of time you selected.
- Then, when you move the mouse or press a key, you’ll see the normal login screen instead of your desktop.Â Enter your password and login as normal to access your computer.
This is how you can lock the screen of your Windows 7-based computer automatically when left idle. We have also uploaded a video solution to further simplify the process for you. Click on the play option to watch the video now.