Shortcut to Lock the Windows Desktop

Do you lock your Windows desktop every time you walk away? In Windows 7 (Vista, XP, 2008, 2003 too) you can do this by pressing Windows Key + L. However, to make it easier you should create a shortcut on your desktop, or better yet one in your Quick Launch toolbar.  Start by creating a new shortcut on your Windows desktop & enter the following in the field, “Type the location of the item”:

rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Name it as desired and change the icon if you’d like.  Then you can copy or move it anywhere you’d like – to the Quick Launch toolbar for example.

Note: to view a list of Windows icons enter shell32.dll in the “Look for icons in this file” field of the “Change Icon” dialog box of the shortcut properties.

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