Windows 2000: tuning the new OS

There are two quick ways to keep people away from your desktop when you leave your machine for a while. Both involve pressing --. In Windows 9x, the Task Manager box pops up with a three-finger salute. In Windows 2000, this key combo kicks up a six-button multiple-choice dialogue box. Click Lock Computer, and your session is blanked out until you re-enter your user name and password. When you're done with your session, click the Log Off button.

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