moderated Re: Screen shade tips:


On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:

Then do this:

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

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