Welcome to PC & Home Electronics Forum!
A great place for help and reviews on computers, home electronics, cell phones, software and much more!

• » Computer Software Help
• » Computer Hardware Help
• » Home Electronics Help and Advice
• » Consumer Reviews

We are a friendly community for PCs, home electronic enthusiasts. Our community is here when you need help.
Don't hesitate to join us now and discover just what so many people are talking about!

YES! I want to register for free right now!
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: How to quickly hide programs on your screen when somebody enters the room

  1. #1
    Scammer hater PBP Moderator Rank No Warranty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,173
    Rep Power
    13
    Computer Details
    No Warranty's Computer Specs:
    CPU:
    AMD FX-9590
    RAM:
    16GB
    HDD:
    SanDisk X300 512GB SSD, WD 4TB Black
    Graphics:
    Radeon 290x
    OS:
    Linux

    How to quickly hide programs on your screen when somebody enters the room

    I was looking for a way to quickly hide the programs I was running on my screen when somebody enters my computer room. Sometimes I'm working on documents that I do not want prying eyes to read. The quickest way I come up with to hide the screen was this:

    To use the windows Lock function? just press Windows key + L

    However I found this to be slow and cumbersome especially if you're in a rush to press the buttons. What I really wanted was a one key combination that would instantly cover what I was doing on my computer.

    So here's a quick way of doing this:

    Make a shortcut with a target application as: "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation"

    Then make a Windows hot Key map of what ever key you want, mine is F12 mapped to that shortcut.

    I hope this is helpful someone. If you have a better way please post it I'd like to know about it.

  2. #2

    Re: How to quickly hide programs on your screen when somebody enters the room

    Thanks great tip, you never know when you have something screening you don't want somebody see it.

Similar Threads

  1. Economist Monti to quickly form new Italian govt (AP)
    By the doctor in forum World News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 13th, 2011, 09:11 PM
  2. Sheen enters rehab; TV show on hiatus
    By Scammer in forum World News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 29th, 2011, 05:20 AM
  3. Limesat Screen Shot of IP-Box Screen using Linksys Router
    By CASPER in forum Limesat Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM
  4. Junk mail quickly fills senior's home
    By AALARD in forum Odd, Weird & Unusual News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 17th, 2010, 07:15 AM
  5. Wish I could think so quickly.
    By CASPER in forum Jokes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 2nd, 2009, 11:41 PM

Tags for this Thread