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Lock Windows Fast

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks

Here’s a super-quick quicktip for everyone out there using Windows XP through Windows 7. If you want to lock your computer the super-duper quick way just press your Windows Key + L.


Voila! Your computer is locked!

Quick and easy!


7 Responses to “Lock Windows Fast”

  1. Abdullah says:


  2. Herman Miller says:

    I have seen this tip a number of times, but have never used it. OK, it is now locked, but how do I unlock?

  3. Dwight Kemper says:

    I like the tip but would you lock your Windows without knowing how to unlock them? Would you take the chance? Dwight

  4. Jill says:

    To those who asked how to unlock it – just type in your password. Maybe you don’t have your computer password protected, in which case I don’t imagine it would lock. My windows key is located on the left side of the bottom row of keys – between Ctrl & Alt. It has the windows logo on it.

  5. Karen says:

    Isn’t that kinda like locking your keys IN the car?

  6. Sue says:

    Loved this idea, it’s so easy and quick !

  7. Ali says:

    OMG I love this tip and what a saver of time. Now the kids can’t get on my computer !!!!!

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