Lock Windows Automatically After IDLE for a Specific Time

How to Lock Windows Automatically When Not in Use

The easiest way to lock Windows is by pressing Windows+L combinations. But, that process could be automated.

In this guide, you will learn how to automatically lock Windows when not in use (idle) for a specific time. That way, other people won’t be able to access your PC.

1. Go to Start Menu and find Local Security Policy.

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2. Expand the Local Policies menu and select Security Options.

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3. On the right side, navigate to Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit, right-click on it and select Properties.

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4. Set the time, click OK to confirm.

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5. Finally, restart the PC to take the effect.

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Your PC will lock itself after there’s no activity for a certain duration. Don’t worry, it won’t be locked when doing passive activities like watching videos, installing programs, or downloading files.

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