How to Add a Lock Option into the Start and Taskbar on Windows 10?

There is nothing better than the built-in Windows  + L keyboard shortcut to lock your Windows 10 computer. But if you prefer using a mouse or a touch device, you might want to add the Lock option to the Start and taskbar for quick and easy access. Here, you need to create a shortcut for the Lock option and pin the shortcut to the taskbar and the Start to add the Lock option feature in the Start menu and taskbar,

This risewindows article will have a few options to lock your PC screen on Windows 10, which we have seen in the previous post. But now, we will show you how to add the Lock option to the Start and the taskbar in Windows 10.

How to add a Lock option to the Start and Taskbar on Windows 10?

To add a Lock option to the Start and Taskbar on Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. First, right-click on the empty area on the Windows 10 desktop.

Step 2. Now, select New and then click Shortcut.

Step 3. Then, once you click on the Shortcut option, it will open the Create Shortcut wizard.

Step 4. After that, on the text file below the “Type the location of the item,” copy and paste the following path:-

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation


Step 5. Next, click the Next button to continue with the shortcut.

Step 6. Now, type Lock on the “Type a name for this shortcut” field.

Step 7. Then, click on the Finish button to create the shortcut on the desktop with Lock’s name.

Here, you have just created a Lock shortcut. Double-click on the Lock shortcut icon from the desktop to test it, and your Windows 10 PC will be locked immediately.

Step 8. After that, if you want to change the icon of Lock, right-click on the Lock shortcut from the desktop and select the Properties option.

Step 9. So, click on the Shortcut tab of the Lock Properties window and then click on the “Change Icon” button.

Step 10. Next, browse for icon packs (the default location of Windows 10 icon pack is C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll) and select the icon you want to use.

Step 11. Then, click OK , Apply. Now OK to use the selected icon.

After that, you successfully changed the Lock’s icon. Now, we will add the newly created Lock shortcut to the Start and taskbar.

Step 12. Finally, right-click on the Lock shortcut on the desktop and then click the Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar to pin it to the Start menu or Taskbar, respectively.

Now you can access Lock from the Start menu and Taskbar.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys.

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