1. Andrew Brehm's Avatar
    I have owned several Windows tablets over the years and I found that none of them would lock the screen without also falling asleep. How do I do the equivalent of pressing Windows-L without a keyboard?
    02-04-2019 08:37 AM
  2. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    02-06-2019 09:28 AM
  3. Andrew Brehm's Avatar
    I had several Windows tablets, some HP, some noname. Either way, none of them had a Windows-L since I used them as tablets without keyboard.

    I found ways to stop Windows PCs to fall asleep after Windows-L but no way to "press" Windows-L without a keyboard. Hence the power button of the tablet is the only option and I found no way to stop that from sleeping the tablet.
    02-06-2019 10:04 AM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I had several Windows tablets, some HP, some noname. Either way, none of them had a Windows-L since I used them as tablets without keyboard.

    I found ways to stop Windows PCs to fall asleep after Windows-L but no way to "press" Windows-L without a keyboard. Hence the power button of the tablet is the only option and I found no way to stop that from sleeping the tablet.
    This is a really silly question, but Windows has a virtual keyboard for tablets with no keyboard. You can use that to do Windows-L, surely?
    02-09-2019 06:32 AM
  5. Andrew Brehm's Avatar
    This is a really silly question, but Windows has a virtual keyboard for tablets with no keyboard. You can use that to do Windows-L, surely?
    That's not really a quick way to do it. With a keyboard Windows-L is a shortcut. With the virtual keyboard it's not. It defeats the purpose of Windows-L if it requires as much work as going through the menus.
    02-16-2019 07:45 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    That's not really a quick way to do it. With a keyboard Windows-L is a shortcut. With the virtual keyboard it's not. It defeats the purpose of Windows-L if it requires as much work as going through the menus.
    Unfortunately then, if the link above I gave is also not useful, it may just be a flaw in how MS designed Windows 10 to run on tablets.
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    02-16-2019 06:47 PM
  7. xxXTechcr3xx's Avatar
    Start > User account picture > Lock
    02-17-2019 01:37 AM
  8. Andrew Brehm's Avatar
    Start > User account picture > Lock
    That's the long way. I am looking for an equivalent of the shortcut Windows-L. My iPad and Android phone locks when I press the power button. All my Windows tablets went to sleep when I did that (and lost network connection and stopped all downloads).
    02-17-2019 08:31 AM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Does anything here help? If not, then unfortunately the limitation is most likely due to your device hardware.

    https://www.digitalcitizen.life/chan...tart-sleep-etc
    02-18-2019 08:55 AM
  10. Andrew Brehm's Avatar
    Does anything here help? If not, then unfortunately the limitation is most likely due to your device hardware.

    https://www.digitalcitizen.life/chan...tart-sleep-etc
    I have two Surface Pro 2 and one Surface 2. The other Windows tablets were two HP and some cheap ones.

    None of them had "lock" as an option for the power button, only "shutdown", "sleep", and "turn off display" (which did not appear to lock the PC, just turn off the display).
    02-19-2019 04:55 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I have two Surface Pro 2 and one Surface 2. The other Windows tablets were two HP and some cheap ones.

    None of them had "lock" as an option for the power button, only "shutdown", "sleep", and "turn off display" (which did not appear to lock the PC, just turn off the display).
    I also have a Surface Pro 2.

    The next thing I have found is this, I don't know if it works though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...r-windows.html
    02-19-2019 06:56 AM

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