Sticky Password Autolock on Windows

Windows

In today's tutorial, I'll show you a couple of options that are simple to activate and will help protect your passwords even more. I’ve had a few requests about the Autolock feature. As you’ll see, it’s easy to set up just the way you want it. Autolock locks Sticky Password when your PC or notebook has been inactive for a set amount of time. This is a useful security feature, especially if you use your PC or notebook anywhere where there are other people, like at work, or your dorm room – even your living room!

Open your Sticky Password main window, click Menu in the top right corner and select Settings.

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Click the Security tab.

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Here you can see the Autolock section. Sticky Password will lock after the set amount of time of inactivity on your computer. The default option for Autolock is 10 minutes. You can change the amount of time by clicking the arrow next to the field. Note that while there is a Never option, this setting is not recommended because it lowers the security of your password database when you are away from your computer.

If you want to change the default option, select it from the drop-down menu and click Save.

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When you’re getting up to leave your computer and need to lock Sticky Password immediately. Click Sticky Password icon in the lower right corner and select Lock.

Or simply use a shortcut - the default Hotkeys are: Shift + Ctrl + L.

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You can check to see if Sticky Password is locked by looking at the icon in the system tray. When Sticky Password is locked, the icon in the lower right corner of your desktop is gray.

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PS: And don’t forget to lock your computer before leaving it unattended!

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