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Is there currently any program that locks an open AIM session without signing off?
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if you use win2k or xp... just lock the workstation if you don't want someone posing as you... if that's what you mean..?
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plus who could possibly act as you your brother, sister, friend, mom, or dad ?
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well he might be in a dorm with a roommate... but i think locking the workstation should suffice..
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Post by tone »

never though of anything like that....yeah just lock the workstation
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Post by DADINK13 »

To lock your workstation on WinXP, press "Win+L" (Windows Key plus "L"). On Windows 2000, give your computer the three-finger-salute (CTRL+ALT+DEL), then click "Lock Computer."
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there is a shortcut you can make with a command line parameter to lock the workstation... this is useful if you use windows 2000 because it does not have the win+L capability.

create a shortcut from the new menu and point it to:

"rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation" without the ""

now 2x click this and your workstation will be locked...
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DADINK13 wrote:To lock your workstation on WinXP, press "Win+L" (Windows Key plus "L"). On Windows 2000, give your computer the three-finger-salute (CTRL+ALT+DEL), then click "Lock Computer."


You forgot to mention that Window Key + L can also be used on Win9x versions as well. It just brings up the "Log Off" Dialog...but only works if you have multiple user accounts on the same computer.
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THe reason I posted this is because my mom wants to be able to use the computer when im not around. She says she wont use AIM, but I know thats the only reason she wants to look at my comp. Is there any way to make opening the AIM from the taskbar if its already open password protected?
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nemyx wrote:there is a shortcut you can make with a command line parameter to lock the workstation... this is useful if you use windows 2000 because it does not have the win+L capability.

create a shortcut from the new menu and point it to:

"rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation" without the ""

now 2x click this and your workstation will be locked...


wait how do i make this, i have never heard of this shortcut
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Post by fuuucckkers »

How do you point a shortcut to 2 different files?? That's not possibe as far as i know.
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davisshaver wrote:THe reason I posted this is because my mom wants to be able to use the computer when im not around. She says she wont use AIM, but I know thats the only reason she wants to look at my comp. Is there any way to make opening the AIM from the taskbar if its already open password protected?


Depending on how computer literate your mom is...would it throw her off enough if you just turned on the "Hide taskbar button when Buddy List window is minimized" option, and check the "Hide windows while I'm away" box in your away message, then minimize aim. Obviously, it's simple to open from the systray, but if your mom has no clue to look there, you're good.
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Cards wrote:
davisshaver wrote:THe reason I posted this is because my mom wants to be able to use the computer when im not around. She says she wont use AIM, but I know thats the only reason she wants to look at my comp. Is there any way to make opening the AIM from the taskbar if its already open password protected?


Depending on how computer literate your mom is...would it throw her off enough if you just turned on the "Hide taskbar button when Buddy List window is minimized" option, and check the "Hide windows while I'm away" box in your away message, then minimize aim. Obviously, it's simple to open from the systray, but if your mom has no clue to look there, you're good.


and...if you have win xp, you can hiide it from sight (at least the part seen) on the taskbar with the "always hide" option
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No, she is computer literate enough that that
turned on the "Hide taskbar button when Buddy List window is minimized" option, and check the "Hide windows while I'm away" box in your away message, then minimize aim.
wouldn't work. I once read about a program that blocks certain ppl from opening certain "windows"(Thats what they said, so dont say that means programs)
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Post by Matt »

Do you have Windows XP? If so, I would suggest using the Multiple User Switch and Pass-Protect your acct. and make her one. This way, she can get on the computer without messing with your instance of AIM.
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