Need a USB Device that stops computer from locking

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by imac abuser, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Hello,
    I know this may not be the best place, but I'm in desperate need of help. I have a work laptop that auto locks after 15 min of inactivity. I work from home a lot, and need something to prevent this that's not traceable by my IT Dept. I use a WIN XP machine, but would like it to work for my Mac (if possible). I know I've seen one out there, but can't remember where I found it. It's driving me crazy...
     
  2. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    why not just set it to not lock?
     
  3. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    It's not an option IT has locked that it's all greyed out
     
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

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    If it's just locking, that's not really a big deal, and they probably set it up like that for a reason. If it logs you out OTOH, that's a pain in the ass.

    At any rate, if you run a movie or something in the background, the system should not lock, no?
     
  5. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    ah that's a good idea maybe I will try and run a quicktime movie on a loop
     
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    So for security reasons your company has set it to lock to protect sensitive information? This is no doubt a top-down order mandated by your line manager or their boss.

    Don't blame IT, it's the corporate (or military or goverment) policy that has set it.

    Oh well, a bit of anarchism helps the world to go round. You could always buy a mouse jiggler

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8&q=mouse+jiggler

    They're used in computer forensics to stop computers taken in police raids from locking and aren't too expensive.
     
  7. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    your the man that's exactly what I wanted couldn't remember the name not trying to beat any system just need to be ready to go when the phone rings
     

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