How to Lock the Desktop in One Click in Windows 7

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windows 7If you are at work and you leave your computer, even for a few minutes, a good rule of thumb is to lock the desktop to prevent nosy people from peering at your business. In Windows 7 this task is performed by pressing the Windows Key + L. However, you you want to make the whole operation easier and faster, I have got a nice shortcut for you which will lock your computer in one second! 

  1. Right-click any empty area of your desktop.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click Shortcut.
  4. A dialog box should appear. In the Type the Location of the Item field paste this shortcut: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  5. Click the Next Button.
  6. Enter your personal description under the  Type a Name for this Shortcut field.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Done!

If you are looking for more tricks like this, visit the definitive shortcuts guide.

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