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A faster way to lock your computer.

Posted by Vadim on July 1, 2008

I’m probably the last one to learn this key combination to lock computer.  Before this week, I was locking my computer by pressing three-finger salute (Ctrl-Alt-Delete) to launch Windows Security dialog and then press Enter key in order to lock my computer.  Starting this week I’ll be pressing only Windows Key + L.

I figure by pressing Win+L I’m going to save half a second per each instance.  Let assume that I lock my computer 6 times a day.  It means I’ll save 3 seconds a day and this adds up to about 18 hours minutes a year.

kick it on


4 Responses to “A faster way to lock your computer.”

  1. Oliver Hallam said

    You mean 18 minutes per year :P

  2. Kalpesh said

    Let me save you a few more minutes.
    Win key + R = Run…
    Win key + D = Minimize all window & remember which windows were on screen
    (press it again to see the effect)
    Win key + L = Minimize all

  3. Vadim said


    You’re absolutely correct. 18 minutes. My son is going to 1st grade this year. I’m going to study with him simple math operations. :P

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