to lock keyboard

  Ticketyboo 18:35 30 Dec 2006

can anybody tell me how to lock a laptop if I want to leave it for just a few mins. Many thanks.

  VoG II 18:39 30 Dec 2006

Press the Windows key + L

  Ticketyboo 18:42 30 Dec 2006

Wow, that was quick,thank you.

  anskyber 18:47 30 Dec 2006

You will have to be really nice to VoG™ to get the unlock code! (joke honest!)

  pcbobby 19:03 30 Dec 2006

As a matter of interest VoG, how does one unlock the keyboard?
I mean, I do not ordinarily use login passwords etc

  VoG II 19:10 30 Dec 2006

Pressing Winkey + L will bring up a dialog asking for username (filled in) and password. If, like me, you don't use a password on your home PC then leaving the password box blank and clicking OK will get you back in. Obviously this feature is only useful if you DO use a password, as I do on my work laptop.

  Technotiger 19:12 30 Dec 2006

Hi, I don't have a lappie, but I would guess that to unlock is exactly the same as to lock - i.e. key combination is probably a toggle switch.

  Technotiger 19:13 30 Dec 2006

Ah well - new years resolution:- must type faster!

  VoG II 19:14 30 Dec 2006

It doesn't only apply to laptops by the way...

  pcbobby 19:14 30 Dec 2006

Much obliged

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