Lock Windows 11 Computer After Inactivity

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Jun 8, 2021
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Lock Windows 11 Computer After Inactivity - Secure your PC by setting an inactivity timeout before locking the session.

If you are security conscious, you may be interested in setting your computer to automatically lock the user session after a period of inactivity. For example, if you walk away from your desk to grab a coffee but forget to lock it, after a period of 300 seconds you could force Windows 11 to present the logon screen. This is especially useful in workplaces or public areas where you would want to protect data.

There are two ways to achieve this and both are reasonably complicated. To simplify...

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