How to create a Windows shortcut to lock the screen

How many times have you been thinking “all my programmer friends are here and I really need to go to the bath room but what if they see my lame code!?”.
And you really wish you could remember the command to lock the screen in Windows? It happens all the time, right?

You don’t have to worry anymore. With this simple shortcut you just need to double click it, or just click it once depending on where you put it and Windows will lock the screen instantly.
You can put the shortcut to lock the screen in you taskbar, startmenu, desktop…

And then when you’re back at your PC again, you just have to type your password to get back into the session right where you left off.
Here’s what’s working for Windows 10, it will probably work for earlier versions of Windows too.

How to create the lock screen shortcut
1: Right click on your Windows desktop to bring up the menu.

2: Hover over “New” and click on “Shortcut”.

3: If you have Windows installed under “C:\Windows” like most people do, just copy and paste the following line into the text field “Type the location of the item”.

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Press, “enter” or click the “Next” button and choose the coolest name you can think of for your new shortcut!
That’s pretty much it.

Well, I forgot one really important part. You can also choose icon for the otherwise ugly shortcut. Right-click on it and go to “Properties”. Under the “Shortcut” tab you’ll see a button that allow you to change the icon. You can download a ico-file from the Internet or use ones already on your system.

Bonus Tip: Lock the Windows screen with your keyboard

And here’s a little bonus tip that’s really handy. You can lock your screen within 1 second by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and then enter. So, after all you don’t really need a shortcut.

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(Don’t use it do download stuff you’re not allowed to download of course…)

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Block MultiCast from the Build-in Firewall (Windows10 & More!)

This simple command might save you some time and increase your security if you want to block MultiCast traffic.

It sometimes happens that some device connected to your network, like a phone, PC, TVs are sending way more announce packages than needed.

It’s mostly used for example devices such as ChromeCast, MiraCast, TVs and computers too. They send this
kind of traffic to let every other device in the same network to let them know they exist.
And maybe you don’t use that feature at all. Then it’s really unnecessary.
So, what’s it used for? It short it’s a protocol made for LANs and VLANs and such.

It will add all the rules you need and apply it for the all profiles in the Windows Firewall. (Private, Domain, Public).

Block MultiCast/BroadCast from your Windows PC from CMD.exe or PowerShell.
Start CMD.exe or PowerShell by right-clicking on it and choose “Run as administrator.
Once one of those applications above loads up. Run this command.

Netsh advfirewall set allprofiles settings unicastresponsetomulticast disable

It should work the most newer versions of Windows. Windows 10 is a given but I think it might work with Windows 7 and all the way up to Windows 10.

UserScript: Back To Old Reddit (Simple Redirect)

Here’s a extremely small but working UserScript to redirect you to “old.reddit.com” if the URL you’re currently are visiting includes “www.reddit.com”.
It doesn’t matter if the URL is to a Sub-Reddit, a post on Reddit or a comment.

I’ve only tested it with “ViolentMonkey” but I think it should work with other UserScript plugins too.

// ==UserScript==
// @name Back To Old Reddit
// @description Redirect you from new Reddit to old.Reddit.com
// @namespace https://www.nordicnode.com/
// @version 0.1
// @match *://www.reddit.com/*
// @author https://www.nordicnode.com/
// @grant none
// @copyright 2019, NordicNode - https://www.nordicnode.com/
// @run-at document-start
// ==/UserScript==

var currentURL = window.document.location.toString();
if(currentURL.includes("://www.reddit.com")) {
var newURL = currentURL.replace("://www","://old");
window.document.location.replace(newURL);
}