[dba-Tech] Windows sign in

John Bartow jbartow at winhaven.net
Mon May 16 18:48:56 CDT 2022

Search for screen saver and turn off the "On resume, display login screen"
Then click "Change Power settings". 
Set the laptop to: 
-never sleep - when plugged in
-power button - Shut down
-when closing cover - do nothing

Make sure when its plugged in that you have it in a location where circulation can occur.

There's all kinds of bells and whistles in the Sign-in options. Pick what's easiest for you.

John B

-----Original Message-----
From: dba-Tech <dba-tech-bounces+jbartow=winhaven.net at databaseadvisors.com> On Behalf Of Susan Harkins
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:10 PM
To: 'Discussion of Hardware and Software issues' <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Subject: [dba-Tech] Windows sign in

When I close my laptop, I must sign in again when I reopen it, which is driving me nuts. I have dogs, and if I leave the top open, they will fiddle with it, so I close it. I might do this 20 times in a single day! 


So, I'm thinking I might do away with sign in when the laptop is reopened if there's a setting for it. I don't want to do away with sign in when I boot, just when I reopen the running laptop. 


There's no one in my home who's going to sign in and get anything confidential. I have no proprietary information stored either if they did. 


The worse that would happen is someone might steal the computer and go shopping, but I usually don't save my credit card information at shopping sites. I go back in and remove them if not given the option at purchase time. 


I bank online and they could easily get into my banking account, which is a concern. 


My laptop is always with me, so if it were stolen, I would probably know about it quickly. It's the first thing I check each morning because I can see what time it. 


The only time I turn it off is when I'm traveling with it, which is most weekends. I go back and forth between my house and my daughter's house to help care for my great grandbaby a couple of days a week.  


It just seems that the opportunity for being stolen is limited. 


Sorry for the ramble - not much annoys me, but this is beginning to. 



Susan H 

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