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Thanks for this forum. My problem is after I log on with my PC xp Pro network, after a very short time, I look up at my screen and the log on page is on the screen. How can I increase the time before the log on screen is back. Thanks for your help.
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do you mean how long it takes for your desktop to lock?
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Sorry . What I mean to say is I will have to log on many times a day. It will not stop working or lock up. If I am working on a document or on the internet, and stop for just a few minutes, Whatever I was working on is not on the screen. I will be back at the log on screen .Once I log on I can continue working.
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right....that is a setting that locks the desktop so that no one can use your computer for evil while you're in the bathroom....i am going to assume that your computer is a work computer...and that you are attatched to a domain right? if this is the case this setting was configured by your network admin...discuss the lengthening of this time period with them.
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If your computer is not a security risk, go to Control Panel>Display> Screensaver and untick "on resume, password protect". If you must leave the computer and want to lock it, press the WinKey and "L" (lowercase) to lock it. It will prompt you for your password when you return.

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just as a reminder and to stress this as a network admin....if you are on a business network consult your it personnel..you may not have access to this selection
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I do have an admin account, I don't want to have the pc accessible for everyone all day, I just would like a little more time. I hear you dsenette.
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In display properties>screensaver there is a setting to change the amount of time before the log on screen (or screensaver) goes on. If that option has not been disabled by your network admin, should be an easy fix.

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I set it for 15 minutes, that seems long enough. Thanks for your time. Problem is solved.
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