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Best screen locking utility

Have you ever tried any screen locking utility? I use such on my PC. I prefer ActiveScreenLock. But I am looking for other opinions about this subject.

ActiveScreenLock is here:
http://www.dmvsoft.com

John Wolf
Friday, August 22, 2003

Try Red Hat 7.3. Whenever I use Gimp, Xine, and a number of other apps, the screen locks up on me all the time.

Hope this helps. :-)

Oh, go ahead and delete me!
Friday, August 22, 2003

What is wrong with the one that comes with Windows?

Stephen Jones
Friday, August 22, 2003


You mean the blue screen?

Joe AA
Friday, August 22, 2003

In Win2000 and XP, you already have a screen lock utility (press WIN+L).

In Windows 95 and 98, I wrote a small 16 bit program which is "OS modal" (only 16 bit programs can be OS-modal), and does a few other tricks in order to prevent the task manager window from showing.

It's only a few man*hours of work.

Gigi Duru
Friday, August 22, 2003

"What is wrong with the one that comes with Windows? "

in my Win2000 Pro i only need to do Ctrl+Alt+Del and press Enter and this lock really until you press Ctrl+Alt+Del and enter the password...

also ScreenSaver screen after some time requires password.

maybe you're using w98?

Guillermo
Friday, August 22, 2003

The Lock Workstation feature has been in Windows NT since it was released.

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Friday, August 22, 2003

ActiveScreenLock is for people who don't have a licensed version of Windows, thus no manual.

Johnny Bravo
Friday, August 22, 2003

???

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Friday, August 22, 2003

!

Johnny Bravo
Friday, August 22, 2003

I think that all this Windows' features for locking your system, are well known to most users. Though, ActiveScreenLock (or any other screen locking utility) has some features that Windows doesn't. I mean logging other users activity, showing wallpaper, clock and date. It can be customized for my needs better than Windows screen saver or logon window.

John Wolf
Saturday, August 23, 2003

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