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Installing the application
 

NOTE: Please ensure that you log into Windows as an Administrator before starting the installation.

After downloading the application setup file ASLockUp.EXE, double click on the file to run the setup program that will guide you through a simple installation process.

 
Running the application

To run PC Lock Up for configuring purpose, double click on the application shortcut at the following place:

  • Windows Start Menu->Programs->Aquarius Soft->PC Lock Up Pro

NOTE: The application shortcut is only installed in the Start menu of the login user that installs the software. It is not installed in other users' Start menu so as to make the software less obvious to the other users.

Alternatively, you can activate the software using the keyboard hotkey shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Alt +  F10

 
Setup lock up times

With PC Lock Up, you can configure the PC lock up times that the PC cannot be used.

You can have all users use the same lock up times settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To enable lock up times:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Lock Up Times page.
  • If you want all your users use the same lock up times settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.
  • Check the Enable lock up times check box.
  • Use the mouse to mark out the hourly lock up time slots of the week that you want to lock up the PC.
  • Select the lock up time option: log off the user, power off the PC, or show the Lock Up Screen

    Hint:
    Select to show the Lock Up Screen if you want to allow your user see a lock up time image or if you want to allow them to cancel or postpone the lock up.
    Select either automatically log off or power off the PC during lock up time if you want to make it more difficult for your user to discover PC Lock Up.

Lock Up Times page
Lock Up Times page

Usage Limits page
Usage Limit page

Setup usage time limits

With PC Lock Up, you can limit the PC usage times for your children/users. 

You can have all users use the same usage limits settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To enable usage limits:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Usage Limits page.
  • If you want all your users use the same usage limits settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.
  • Check the Enable usage time limits check box.
  • Select the day of the week to configure.
  • Select the maximum usage time for the day.
  • Select the maximum usage time for per logon session.
  • Select the minimum time interval between login sessions.
  • Select the usage time limit reached option: log off the user or power off the PC.

Repeat the above steps for each day of the week.

To apply the current day's usage time limits to all days, press Apply to all days.
To apply the current day's usage time limits to only weekdays, press Apply to weekdays.
To apply the current day's usage limit to only weekends, press Apply to weekends.

 
 

Setup myopia control

PC Lock Up can helps you to take visual breaks from the computer.

You can have all users use the same myopia control settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To enable myopia control:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Myopia Control page.
  • If you want all your users use the same myopia control settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.
  • Check the Enable myopia control check box.
  • Enter the number of minutes of computer usage time before visual break is activate and the Lock Up Screen is displayed.
  • Enter the duration of the visual break.

Myopia Control page
Myopia Control page 

Password page
Password page

Setup the password

The password is configured in the Password page of the software.

The password is used for these purposes:

  • To prevent others from changing the PC Lock Up settings.
  • To prevent others from uninstalling the software.
  • To close the Lock Up Screen when it appears.

If you forgot your password, send an email to support@aquariussoft.com with your order ID to request for an alternate password.

 
 
Activate Self-Control

You can use PC Lock Up to restrict you own access to the PC for up to 24 hours. When activated, the Lock Up Screen will be displayed to block PC usage.

To activate self-control:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Self-Control page.
  • Press the Activate Self-Control Now button.
  • You will be asked to select the number of hours to lock up the PC. Select the number of hours to lock up the PC.
  • Press Activate Self-Control Now to confirm.

Alternatively, to activate self-control, you can press the keyboard hotkey shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + F9

Self-Control Page page
Self-Control  page


Lock Up Screen

Closing the Lock Up Screen

When the Lock Up Screen appears during lock up times, if you have enabled the password edit box in the Lock Up Screen, type the password and press Enter. You will be prompt to select one of the following options:

  • Temporary disable lock up for half an hour
  • Temporary disable lock up for an hour
  • Completely disable lock up
  • Configure PC Lock Up
  • Cancel

Select the option you want.

 
Configure the Lock Up Screen

The Lock Up Screen is displayed when self-control is activated and can be selected to be displayed during lock up times.

You can have all users use the same Lock Up Screen settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To configure the Lock Up Screen:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Lock Up Screen page.
  • If you want all your users use the same Lock Up Screen settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.

You can customize the following of the Lock Up Screen:

  • The background image and its display method
  • The background and text color
  • Whether to display the lock up voice alert message
  • The color of the text
  • Whether to display a Shutdown PC Now and a Log Off Now button to allow your user to manually shutdown the PC or log off during lock up times
  • Whether to show an edit box to enter the password.

Click the Preview button to preview how the Lock Up Screen will look like.

Hint:
If you want to make it difficult for your users to know about PC Lock Up, do not enable the display of the Lock Up Screen or change the default provided.

Lock Up Screen page
Lock Up Screen page

Voice Alerts page
Voice Alerts page

Configuring the voice alerts

You can enable and configure voice alerts to notify your PC users of lock up events. For alerts that are played before an event, you can set the number of minutes before the event to play the alert.

You can have all users use the same voice alerts settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To configure voice alerts:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Voice Alerts page.
  • If you want all your users use the same voice alerts settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.
  • Enable or disable the voice alerts you prefer by checking/unchecking the alert.
  • Edit the alert message if necessary.
  • Click the Preview button to preview the alert.

Hint:
If you want to make it difficult for your users to know about PC Lock Up, do not enable voice alerts or change their default messages.

 
 

Configure power saving features

PC Lock Up provides you several PC power saving options.

You can have all users use the same power saving settings or you can configure each user to have his/her own settings.

To configure the power saving features:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Power Save page.
  • If you want all your users use the same power saving settings, check the box. Otherwise, uncheck the box and select the users to configure.
  • Enable/disable automatic off the monitor after the Lock Up Screen is displayed for some time.
  • Enable/disable automatic shutdown of the PC after the Lock Up Screen is display for some time.
  • Press the PC Power Options button to configure more power saving options provided by the system.
 

Power Save page
Power Save page

 

Configure keyboard hotkeys

You can configure keyboard hotkeys to activate self-control and to run the application.

To configure a hotkey for running the application:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Others page.
  • Enter a keyboard combination to run the application.

To configure a hotkey to activate self-control:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Self-Control page.
  • Enter a keyboard combination to activate self-control.
 
 
 

Configure event logging

If you want to track if PC Lock Up is working as you have set it up, you can enable the logging of its events.

To enable/disable event logging:

  • Run PC Lock Up.
  • Select the Others page.
  • Enable/disable event logging by checking/unchecking the Enable logging of lock up events.

Click the Open Log File button to view the events.

When the log file grow big, it is recommended that you clear it by clicking the Delete Log File button.

 
Others page
Others page

 

Registering the application
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Removing the application
 

To remove the software from your system after trying it:

  • Exit the program
  • Run the Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu
  • Open the "Add and Remove Programs"
  • Select "Aquarius Soft PC Lock Up Professional" and click Change/Remove
  • Follow the instruction to remove the program. You will need to supply the password in order to uninstall the software.

 

 

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