Learn Different Ways to Lock a Windows 11 System – Tutorial

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When you are not using your computer, it is always a good idea to lock your PC. Even if you are moving away from your desk for just a minute, this is a good privacy ‘hack’ if you live or work in a shared space. Keeping your system locked prevents prying eyes from accessing private data. In this tutorial, I will show you different ways to lock a Windows 11 system.

Lock Windows 11 System

There are many ways to lock your computer; some are short, whereas others are relatively long. It won’t hurt to learn new ways to do something you have been doing one way for a while.

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Keyboard Shortcut

This is the quickest way you can lock your system, and you are probably already doing this. Just use the Win + L keys on your keyboard to lock your screen.

Lock Windows 11 System

Lock Windows 11 System Using Start Menu

  1.  Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar. You can also open this menu using the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2.  Click on your name at the bottom left corner of the menu. Select Lock.
    Lock Windows 11 System

Another Keyboard Shortcut

  1.  Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys on your keyboard.
    Shortcut Keys
  2.  Select Lock on the screen that appears.

Automatic Lock

You can also use set your system to automatically lock after a certain period of inactivity. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step-1: Click on the search icon on the taskbar and type screen saver. Click Open.

Lock Windows 11 System

Step-2: Choose a Screen saver from the drop-down menu under the Screen Saver option.

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Step-3: Use the arrow keys in the Wait box to pick a time after which you want the screen saver to be activated.

Step-4: Check the On resume, display the log-on screen.

Step-5: Select OK.

Screen Saver

So, the next time your screen saver starts, your computer will automatically lock.

I hope this helps you learn something new. Let us know in the comments below.

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