Windows Vista Forums

Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

  1. #1


    wolverinegod Guest

    Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

    I, as I assume many others, am extremely frustrated with my computer
    locking after a very short period of sitting idle. I have looked
    everywhere for a place to adjust the amount of time i have before
    windows locks. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm running Ultimate.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Don Varnau Guest

    Re: Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

    Hi,
    Change your Screensaver settings.
    Right-click the desktop> Personalize> Screensaver. Change the time before
    the screensaver comes on and/or uncheck "On resume, display logon screen."

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "wolverinegod" <wolverinegod@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:333ec73e-8937-4b48-8671-58cb8ed3a9ff@xxxxxx

    > I, as I assume many others, am extremely frustrated with my computer
    > locking after a very short period of sitting idle. I have looked
    > everywhere for a place to adjust the amount of time i have before
    > windows locks. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm running Ultimate.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    wolverinegod Guest

    Re: Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

    On Feb 20, 5:15 am, "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Change your Screensaver settings.
    > Right-click the desktop> Personalize> Screensaver. Change the time before
    > the screensaver comes on and/or uncheck "On resume, display logon screen."
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    > "wolverinegod" <wolverine...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:333ec73e-8937-4b48-8671-58cb8ed3a9ff@xxxxxx
    >

    > > I, as I assume many others, am extremely frustrated with my computer
    > > locking after a very short period of sitting idle. I have looked
    > > everywhere for a place to adjust the amount of time i have before
    > > windows locks. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm running Ultimate.
    My screen saver runs fine, the problem is the computer will lock
    eventually - i don't want to disable it, just adjust how long until it
    locks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Don Varnau Guest

    Re: Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

    > > "wolverinegod" <wolverine...@xxxxxx> wrote in message

    > >
    > > news:333ec73e-8937-4b48-8671-58cb8ed3a9ff@xxxxxx
    > >

    > > > I, as I assume many others, am extremely frustrated with my computer
    > > > locking after a very short period of sitting idle. I have looked
    > > > everywhere for a place to adjust the amount of time i have before
    > > > windows locks. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm running Ultimate.

    > On Feb 20, 5:15 am, "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote:

    > > Hi,
    > > Change your Screensaver settings.
    > > Right-click the desktop> Personalize> Screensaver. Change the time
    before

    > > the screensaver comes on and/or uncheck "On resume, display logon
    screen."

    "wolverinegod" <wolverinegod@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:13dd3635-a2d2-45e9-858d-e40f351dcab2@xxxxxx

    > My screen saver runs fine, the problem is the computer will lock
    > eventually - i don't want to disable it, just adjust how long until it
    > locks.
    Hi,
    Assuming that you *do* want the computer to lock automatically...

    Go to Control Panel> Power Options and experiment with sleep settings. You
    can set sleep to occur sometime after the screensaver comes on and require a
    password on wakeup.

    Then, go to screensaver settings and uncheck "On resume, display logon
    screen."

    I don't know of another method, unless there's a third-party program
    available.

    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    wolverinegod Guest

    Re: Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

    On Feb 21, 5:13 am, "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote:

    > > > "wolverinegod" <wolverine...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >

    > > >news:333ec73e-8937-4b48-8671-58cb8ed3a9ff@xxxxxx
    >

    > > > > I, as I assume many others, am extremely frustrated with my computer
    > > > > locking after a very short period of sitting idle. I have looked
    > > > > everywhere for a place to adjust the amount of time i have before
    > > > > windows locks. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm running Ultimate.
    > > On Feb 20, 5:15 am, "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote:

    > > > Hi,
    > > > Change your Screensaver settings.
    > > > Right-click the desktop> Personalize> Screensaver. Change the time
    > before

    > > > the screensaver comes on and/or uncheck "On resume, display logon
    >
    > screen."
    >
    > "wolverinegod" <wolverine...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:13dd3635-a2d2-45e9-858d-e40f351dcab2@xxxxxx
    >

    > > My screen saver runs fine, the problem is the computer will lock
    > > eventually - i don't want to disable it, just adjust how long until it
    > > locks.
    >
    > Hi,
    > Assuming that you *do* want the computer to lock automatically...
    >
    > Go to Control Panel> Power Options and experiment with sleep settings. You
    > can set sleep to occur sometime after the screensaver comes on and require a
    > password on wakeup.
    >
    > Then, go to screensaver settings and uncheck "On resume, display logon
    > screen."
    >
    > I don't know of another method, unless there's a third-party program
    > available.
    >
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    Thanks Don, that sounds like my best bet.... i'm surprised there isn't
    a setting for locking the computer.... but this is a good start.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Adjusting Vista's Lock settings

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Unlock Scroll lock / Num lock keys on HP DV 6 Thousand
I have a Vista home premium Thirty Two bit on a HP DV Six Thousand laptop. A few days ago, I have no idea how, but the scroll lock has been turned...
General Discussion
Notification area/ How to get rid of Caps Lock, Scroll Lock
Can some tell me how to get rid of the Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, & Numbers Lock off of the Notification area?
Vista General
CAPS lock / SHIFT lock difficulty
Can anyone give me instructions on how to control these to keys? Somewhere along the line I must have pressed some wrong key combinations and now...
Vista General
Vista Crashes when Changing/Adjusting Sound
Hi, I've been having this problem for about a week with Windows Vista 32bit where the computer freezes if I try to adjust the sound. It happens...
Vista General
Adjusting volume settings in Windows Live Messenger
Everytime I am connected to Windows Messenger Live, and one of my contacts gets online or I get an incoming message, I hear the alert sound. Which...
Vista mail
adjusting text readability settings
I am using Vista HP, I have my monitor res set at 1280 x960 on a 19inch Samsung Syncmaster 940N monitor and using segoe UI font at size 9....
Vista General
Adjusting the live preview size on Vista Aero (when Alt-Tab switching)
This has been asked before but with no results: anybody knows how to change the size of live preview windows when switching applications using...
Vista General