Eastern Michigan University

How to Lock Your Computer

Locked ComputerWINDOWS SYSTEM 

On the keyboard, press the Windows Key+ L.

OR

On the keyboard, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then select Lock this computer.

Note: To unlock the computer, press, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, enter your password and press the Enter button on your keyboard.

MAC OSX SYSTEM 8

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Security icon.
  3. Check the Require password [time field] after sleep or screen begins box. In the time field, choose the time before you need to log in again.
  4. Use the back arrow button to return to System Preferences and click the Desktop and Screen Saver icon.
  5. Select the Screen Saver tab.
  6. Set the amount of time you want to pass before the screen saver starts (5-10 minutes is a good limit).
  7. Click on the Hot Corners button.
  8. In the Active Screen Corners window, select Start Screen Saver from the drop-down menu in the corner you want to activate the screen saver.
  9. Close the Desktop & Screen Saver window.
  10. When you want the screen saver to start, move your mouse to the corner you selected.
Note: To unlock the computer, move the mouse from the corner, or click on any key. Then enter your password and click the OK button.

 

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Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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