[Tip] Lock Your Desktop With Transparency

January 27th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Posted in Software by bharath

We, all the Windows users are very much used to the famous Windows + L shortcut to lock the computer when we are moving away from the system. This is just fine and serves the purpose. I have just come across a small Windows freeware that lets you lock your computer while keeping a transparent layer of your desktop screen at the background.

So you would still see the the desktop as it is, the same way as it appears if it had not been locked. But the only catch is that you need to provide the password to actually get into the system. Thus you may even tease others by allowing a sneak peek at your desktop while not allowing them to enter into it.

ClearLock screen

Download the ClearLock from the link that I have added below and run it. It will ask your for a password. When you confirm the password, the screen gets locked.

Download ClearLock [Link: Official site]

via [Digital Inspiration]

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2 Responses to “[Tip] Lock Your Desktop With Transparency”

  1. Karen Says:

    This is a very interesting app but also very basic.  The fact that it does not work on systems with more than on monitor makes it not useful for me. 

    For a full featured transparent lock that is not free (only a free trial) have a look at http://www.e-motional.com/TScreenLock.htm

    Transparent Screen Lock allows you to unlock using your Windows password.  You can even allow other users, or groups of users, to unlock using their Windows password.  They also have other versions that allow you to unlock using a Windows smart card, an RFID card or even your fingerprint.

  2. Rudolf Says:

    Cool. but if you have more than 1 monitor this won´t work correctly. The second monitor will be available to use, without any lock. BTW, using Win XP Pro SP3.

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