Windows 10 locks when it loses sight of the user

New feature for the latest version of the Microsoft system that automatically mouths when it detects that there is no longer anyone in front of the screen

The new feature, very useful especially for those who care about their privacy, has already appeared in some versions in the testing phase of Windows 10 under the name Dynamic Lock and the site Windows Central claims that it is sympathetically called, in the Microsoft house, " Windows Goodbye" as opposed to "Windows Hello" that allows you to log in.

Windows Lock is a useful and widely used feature especially in offices. You don't want to go out for coffee leaving your screen in plain sight or with the nightmare that someone might snoop through your files? If you turn your PC off or put it on standby, then you have to turn it back on and wait for it to boot up before you can start working again. The best move is, therefore, to lock it using the convenient keyboard shortcut WinKey + L. Windows remains "vigilant" but shows the login screen which, in the latest generation devices, translates to the Windows Hello window where you can use face and fingerprint recognition to log in without typing any password.

How Windows Goodbye works

The new feature will, therefore, perform the lock automatically. It is not yet clear the mechanism that Microsoft will adopt to make Windows 10 detect your inactivity, but this option is expected in "Windows 10 Creators Update", the next major update of the system from Redmond, coming out towards the first half of the year, presumably in April. Windows can already now be configured to lock after a certain period of time, and it seems that Microsoft is working to make the option even easier for users to set. Although Dynamic Lock, the one expected with the update, should operate automatically.