Configuring Auto Logoff in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the auto logoff feature of Windows 7 operating system and the ways to configure it?
Windows 7 is the best operating system from Microsoft till date. This OS has many advanced features and has become extremely popular in a very short time. Windows Defender (in-built security software), Windows Aero (enhanced graphical user interface), Windows Search (to find files quickly), Windows Gadgets (for accessing applications/ options quickly) etc. are some of them. Windows 7 also has a two-way firewall for enhanced security. Computers are used to store all kinds of information. Some of these data might be sensitive and could cause many issues if they fall into the wrong hands. Majority of all computer users work at a stretch and in order to relax or take a break, users tend to leave the system unattended. If the system is an environment with very large numbers of users, unauthorized sources might gain access to the system. In order to prevent such problems, Windows 7 comes with an auto logoff feature so that the system would automatically prompt users to enter a password to gain access to the system. Windows 7 users can also download the auto log off screen saver and install it on the system which would automatically log out the user after the user remain idle for some time. The auto log off can be configured using the Control Panel of the system.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to use auto log off feature in Windows 7:
- Set proper time
- Enable passwords
- Use application termination
Set proper time
The auto logoff feature in Windows 7 must be always configured in such a way that the system does not automatically log off after a very short time. When your computer operating on Windows 7 logs off, users would be prompted a password to gain access to the system. If the system is logging off very soon, users would have to enter the password to log in again at frequent intervals which would disrupt the work.
When using the auto log off feature in Windows 7, it is very important that users enable the passwords for the accounts being used. If users have not set passwords, the system can be accessed by clicking on the particular user profile and any unauthorized source would be able to gain access and steal data from the system.
Windows 7 auto logoff feature settings can be configured to terminate a running application when the system is logging off. All Windows 7 users using the auto log off feature are advised to enable this feature. If lots of applications are running on the system at the same time, logging off without terminating the application can corrupt the application in the long run.
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