You can lock your screen to protect your PC from unauthorized use when you walk away for a short time and do not want to sign out from your user session or turn off your computer. In Windows 10, there is a special Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit security policy setting that can be used to set how many seconds of inactivity to wait for before your user session will be locked.
Previously, we covered how to hide the last logged in user's name in Windows 10 from the sign in screen. Once you had applied that trick, you had to type your user name and password every time you signed in. But when you lock your Windows account using Win + L and walk away, some private details are still shown there. Many users are asking me how to hide these when you lock your PC. Hiding account details is especially useful when you are using a Microsoft Account because it exposes your email address. In this article, we will see how to hide the account information displayed when you lock your PC in Windows 10.
Locking Windows is a security feature which is very useful when you need to leave your PC for a short period of time. When locked, Windows 10 shows the Lock screen or the login screen depending on your PC settings, so nobody can look what is on your Desktop. In this article, we will explore all the possible ways to lock your Windows 10 PC.