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Shortcut to Lock computer AND Hibernate

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  • Started 2 years ago by dss
  • Latest reply from Raffyb
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dss
Posts: 6

There is this...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....bernation/
and this...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/

But I can't seem to combine two actions into one. Anybody?

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Why don't you set the power button to put it in hibernate and wake it up: Start Orb > Control Panel (icon view) > Power Options > Require A password On Wake Up > When I Press The Power Button: Hibernate > Save Changes.

When you hit the power button it will hibernate and when you press it again the login screen shows.

Tony

Posted 2 years ago
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dss
Posts: 6

The problem is that I don't want it to require a password upon waking up from sleep and the "require password on wake up" checkbox will also require it on waking from sleep.

These are the two possibilities with standard Windows options...
[password protection on wakeup ENABLED]
.after sleep -> password required to login
.after hibernation -> password required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login
[password protection on wakeup DISABLED]
.after sleep -> password NOT required to login
.after hibernation -> password NOT required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login

What I want...
.after sleep -> password NOT required to login
.after hibernation -> password required to login
.after shutdown -> password required to login

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

I understand now but I can't see a solution there because you can't assign a password/no password to each scenario...it's all or nothing. Maybe someone else has an idea.

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dss
Posts: 6

I was hoping for something on the same lines of the two links I posted, there must be a way to combine to actions into one shortcut but I don't know how.

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dss
Posts: 6

Anybody?

Posted 2 years ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

I have no idea myself, sorry.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

try this: NETPLWIZ in start/search. Uncheck the little box and put your password in (twice). Then APPLY.

Posted 2 years ago
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dss
Posts: 6

Nope, there doesn't seem to be a way to make Windows do it, which is why I was hoping for a script of some sort that could lock and hibernate the computer, perhaps with a particular shortcut, or to make it lock automatically before hibernating.

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Raffyb
Posts: 13

Just use keyboard shortcuts (windows key>right arrow key>right arrow key>"H" for hibernate/"O" for lock) less time consuming and less hassle.

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