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Enable Screen Saver with Password Protection



Problem or Question:

How can I configure my screen saver so that it requires my password to turns it off? 



Solution or Answer:

Step 1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop, and click on Personalize (In Windows XP, select Properties).

Step 2. At the bottom of the Personalization window, click on the Screen Saver button.

                     control panel screen saver.png

Step 3. If you do not already use a screen saver, select a type of screen saver.

                     screen saver type.png

Step 4. Choose the number of minutes you want to go by with no computer activity before the screen saver turns on.

Note: For security reasons, 10 Minutes is the standard campus timeout 

Step 5. Check the box "On resume, display logon screen" to enable password protection.
                     screen saver config.png 



Submitted by Natally Servino natally.servino@csueastbay.edu

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04th March 2013 03:49:10 pm

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