Does your PC contains data which you do not want others to see? If that’s the case then you would surely want to automatically lock you PC when you’re away.

Here’s how to quickly change your screensaver settings to keep your computer secure when you’re away.

To get started, right-click on your desktop, and click Personalize to open the personalization settings dialog.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re Away

Click Screen Saver under the themes to change your screensaver settings.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re Away

Iif you’d rather open the screensaver settings without grabbing your mouse, hit the Win key and enter Screen Saver in the search box, and select Change screen saver.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re Away

This will open the Screen Saver settings dialog.  Select the screensaver you want, then check the box to display the login screen when you exit the screen saver.  Enter the number of minutes you want to wait before your screensaver starts, then click Ok to save your settings.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re AwayAfter the length of time you selected, you’ll see your screensaver as normal.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re Away

Then, when you move the mouse or press a key, you’ll see the normal login screen instead of your desktop.  Enter your password and login as normal to access your computer.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re Away

Lock Your Computer Without a Screensaver

If you’re not fond of screensavers, you can lock your computer when you’re away without turning on the screensaver.  Just select None from the screensaver list, then check the box as before.  Now your computer will automatically switch to the Login screen whenever your computer is left for the amount of time you selected.

How To Automatically Lock Your PC When You’re AwayThis trick only works if your coworkers and family doesn’t know your password, of course. 😀

via howtogeek