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24-06-2009, 12:57 PM
i have been trying to find out how to lock the keyboard and the advice is to press windows logo + L but when i do this it doesn't lock but rather goes to switch user! what am i doing wrong?

24-06-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm not aware of any key combination in windows to lock the keyboard, and pressing the Windows Key + L is supposed to throw you back to the logon screen.

In Vista and Windows 7 it does 'lock' your user account.

24-06-2009, 01:02 PM
This from microsoft support page as you can see they say windows logo + L to lock keyboard

Press To
Windows logo key Display or hide the Start menu
Windows logo key+L Lock the computer
Windows logo key+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key+D Show the desktop
Windows logo key+M Minimize all windows
Windows logo key+SHIFT+M Restore minimized windows
Windows logo key+E Open My Computer
Windows logo key+F Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key+F Search for computers
Windows logo key+F1 Display Windows Help
Windows logo key+R Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key+U Open Utility Manager

Application key Display the Shortcut menu for the selected item

24-06-2009, 01:03 PM
It says lock the computer, not lock the keyboard.

24-06-2009, 01:05 PM
ka pai so is there no short cut to just lock the keyboard / mouse?

24-06-2009, 01:06 PM
Nope, none that I've ever heard of.

Get a USB keyboard and mouse and unplug them? :p

24-06-2009, 01:15 PM
A shareware solution here:-

24-06-2009, 01:30 PM