Lock your PC from an icon

Some people prefer to use the mouse rather than the keyboard. Here's how you can create a desktop icon to lock your PC instead of using a key command.

Right click on the Desktop and choose New Shortcut. Paste the following path in location box:

%windir%System32rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Name the shortcut and you'll be finished.

For even quicker access to the lock PC function, add a shortcut key in the icon's properties.

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This was first published in August 2001

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