Lock your workstation!

Did you know there are keyboard shortcuts other than CRTL+ALT+DEL that you can use to lock your desktop? This will prevent people from walking up and snooping on your computer. You can save a keystroke by simultaneously pressing the Windows (Start) key + L. The Windows (Start) key has four wavy squares.

Or, to make things even easier, create a desktop shortcut.

  1. Right click any empty area of your desktop
  2. Click New
  3. Click Shortcut
  4. Type in the following: rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation
  5. Click Next
  6. Name your shortcut
  7. Click Finish

Now it's as easy as a double click!