Force Windows to Logoff After Inactivity And Mindreader Solution

Propellerhead Top Tip

If you leave your XP PC unattended for any length of time and you are worried about security then this little tip from Propellerhead  will force it to automatically Logoff and save any open files or documents you’ve been working on. But first you will need a little freeware utility called winexit.scr from the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, which you can download from Microsoft.

Follow the instructions to install the Resource Kit then after a reboot go to C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools, right-click on winexit.scr and select Install. On the Display Properties Screensaver dialogue box that appears click the Settings button, check Force Application Termination (important otherwise it won’t work if you have open programs with unsaved data). You can leave the Time to Logoff Countdown at 30 seconds and if you like compose your own Logoff Message that will appear on the screen before Windows Logs Off. When you are finished click OK, set the screensaver ‘Wait’ time and click OK to exit Display Properties.

Can Your PC Read Your Mind? The Solution…

Well done everyone who figured out how yesterday’s Mindreader trick works, a few of you even noticed the clues in the write-up; the number 9 is the key.

This simple mathematical trick (think of a two digit number, add the digits together then subtract from the number you first though of) always results in a number that’s 0 or a multiple of 9. The symbols for 9, 18, 27, 54 and so on are always the same — but cunningly reshuffled each time — so it appears as if it guessed your number correctly! There’s a full archive of tips and tweaks, plus all of the very best freeware tools and utilities at PCTopTips

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