Being the most used desktop operating system, Windows 10 offers endless sets of security and privacy features. Out of all security options, the ‘Lock’ feature seems to be the best and easiest way to secure a computer. Windows 10 ‘Lock’ feature is different from hibernate or sign out as it doesn’t quit or interrupt any of your running applications.

The lock feature of Windows 10 takes you to the Lock Screen, where you need to type in your PIN or password to reaccess the computer. There are plenty of ways to lock a Windows 10 computer. You can do it from the Start menu, use the CTRL+ALT+Delete Keyboard combination, or else you can press the Windows Key + L button.

Although Windows 10 can be locked in numerous ways, users still search for an easier way to lock down their computer. In this article, we will share the best and easy method to lock your Windows 10 pc.

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Steps to Add Lock Option to the Taskbar in Windows 10

The tutorial will show you how to add the Lock shortcut to the Start menu and the taskbar in Windows 10. With the shortcut, you don’t need to use the Start button or any keyboard shortcut to lock down your PC. All you need to do is click on the locked shortcut placed on the Taskbar to lock your Windows 10 computer. So, let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Select New > Shortcut

Step 2. On the “Type the location of the item” field, enter the path –

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Step 3. Once done, click on the ‘Next‘ button.

Step 4. Now in the ‘Type a name for this shortcut’ field, enter ‘Lock’ and click on the ‘Finish‘ button.

enter 'Lock'

Step 5. Now you will find a Lock Shortcut icon on the desktop. Right-click on it, and select ‘Properties

select 'Properties'

Step 6. Click on the ‘Change icon’ button and browse the icon that resembles the lock option best for you.

Change the icon

Step 7. Once done, right-click on the shortcut file, and select ‘Pin to taskbar’ or ‘Pin to Start’

Pin to taskbar

Step 8. Now, whenever you want to lock your PC, click on the Taskbar lock icon.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can add the lock option to the Start menu and Taskbar in Windows 10.

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