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    Sorry this isn't craft-related but I've got a question!

    I've got Windows XP on my computer with an account for each member of the family. How do you adjust the account settings so that it would log you out automatically after a period of inactivity for a few minutes? I'm sure it can be done as one account seems to do it but not all.

    Can anyone help me?!

    Si.
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    One account is the administrator account and the other accounts have to be altered through that one. I think it's through the control panel.
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    • #3
      It is in the Control Panel under Users - click on each account to edit the settings - You need to be an Administrator to do it
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kiamyka View Post
        It is in the Control Panel under Users - click on each account to edit the settings - You need to be an Administrator to do it
        That's where I've been looking but I can't find any command that sets an automatic time-out logging off feature. Hmm...

        Si.
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        • #5
          OK Si

          Go here
          http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/ezine/tools.htm

          download winexit.scr

          Doubleclick on the zip file you have just downloaded and extract the winexit.scr file to,say, your desktop. Then right click on the file and select the 'install' option. A window will open showing you the properties of the logoff screen saver.
          Select the time you want to elapse before the screen saver kicks in, then click on the settings button, tick the application termination box at the top of the small screen that has just opened. You can also customise the logoff message.
          Thats basically it. Any problems post back here

          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314999 gives more info about this Microsoft tool
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