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Original Air Date: Apr 24, 2017



Lock Down Tip


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Anyone that has to work in an office of cubicles, a.k.a a cube farm, you know how easy it is for the wandering eyes of co-workers to see what you’re working on when you step away from the desk.

It can really be annoying if you happen to work with a bunch of pranksters when you don’t take the time to lock your computer down before stepping away.

You should get into the routine of locking your system down using a simple keyboard-shortcut before walking away, which will keep those snooping eyes off your screen and prevent the grief from your prankster co-workers.

Windows simply need to press the Windows Icon key and the letter “L" (as in lock) to make it happen.

If you’re a Mac user, just press Control+Shift+Eject at the same time to lock down your desktops.

If you're Mac doesn’t have an ‘Eject' key, just use Control+Shift+Power instead get it done.

This tip only makes sense if you’ve setup a login password, so make sure you remember this important step.

Parents can also use this process to keep young children from using the computer when they aren't supposed to be on it.

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