Screenblur: Secure access to your Windows desktop

screenblur securiser lacces desktop windows
screenblur securiser lacces desktop windows

Lock access to the Windows desktop with a password, a useful gesture to protect your data and your privacy. To go further and for example automate the implementation of the lock, use Screen Blur.

ScreenBlur is a free, portable utility for Windows intended for password protect access to your office.

Windows includes a tool that protects the latter with a password. On the other hand, it happens to forget to engage it. ScreenBlur can remedy this. This app offers many customization options. Basically, the software allows of course to choose the password to enter to access the desktop and to configure a keyboard shortcut, to start the program without double-clicking on its icon. But what sets it apart from the Windows tool is its extensive customization.

In addition to customizing the appearance of the lock screen, it is possible to automate its activation after a certain period of inactivity on the PC. In order to further protect your privacy, the software can minimize the running applications when it is activated, or even hide the entire screen. Finally, note that you can also configure the shutdown / standby of the PC if it is locked for too long via ScreenBlur. The list doesn't end there, but to keep it simple: ScreeBlur will replace Windows lock tool very favorably.

How to configure ScreenBlur?

When launching the program, you will have to choose the password that will be used to unlock your desktop once the screen is locked. Check Show to be sure not to make typos and validate by clicking on Set. Once your entry is complete and validated via the Ok button, the application is reduced to a simple icon in the notifications area.

To launch ScreenBlur with a keyboard shortcut, go to the "Hotkeys. Under Lock Screen when I press" tab, check Shift, Ctrl, Alt or Win, type the key in the None box and check Enable. Do the same under "Open settings when I press" which will open the ScreenBlur settings without clicking and then settings on its small, impractical icon.


ScreenBlur is free, portable, and runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Download ScreenBlur