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Author Topic: DONE - IDEA: Program Lock / Protector  (Read 17986 times)

aruvam

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DONE - IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« on: May 01, 2005, 09:17:52 AM »
Hi,
I was thinking of a program that would lock the current state of another program and will not let you change the settings of the locked program till you provide the password. For eg. If I lock my Instant Messenger client, no one will be able to log me out or change any of my settings until I unlock it with the password.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2005, 01:05:49 AM by mouser »

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Re: IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2005, 09:23:52 AM »
this is an interesting idea, and could be done by spying on windows and setting components to "disabled"..
but writing a full program to do this and locking unlocking, specifying windows to apply to, etc.
def. not snack material.

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Re: IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 11:46:32 AM »
 ;) Ah, a challenge!

WinLock - Lock individual windows with a password.

Features:
- One password for all windows.
- Only light protection.



You'll find the downloads and more info at Skrommel Software.

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Re: IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 06:22:31 AM »
Awesome... Thanks a lot.

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Re: IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 06:47:36 AM »
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Re: DONE - IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 04:08:40 PM »
I know this topic hasn't been touched in a while but the program idea sounds wonderful.  I tried it out and it works great.  Almost a little too good.  The only problem I had was it was able to lock my task bar preventing me from using the task bar or even unlocking the task bar. I had to log off the computer to get it back.  I don't know if there is a work around for this or not but I just wanted to share that warning from my experience.  Other than that I love it.

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 10:47:57 PM »
I have a problem when using this, it sucks up alot of resources (About 40%-70% CPU usage) when there's no windows locked, but when I lock even a single window it drops down to normal ranges and appears to idle like any other program... Any idea what's up?

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Program Lock / Protector
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 01:40:25 PM »
Though I might seem a bit impatient, I'm just making sure I'm not being completely overlooked... Noone's going to reply?... I'm sorry if I'm burdening anyone, I just want to become an active member here. (There's not much to post about for me, yet...)