We all use the ever-helpful Win + L hotkey to lock our Windows 7 system, but what if you want to display the desktop while your system is locked? The question as to why any user would want to do that is daunting. After all, one of the basic purposes of locking the system is to protect the work from prying eyes. Having said that, transparent lock could have some benefits too, especially on a family computer in the living room. It can also come useful if you want to check the status of the download or transfer progress without unlocking the logon screen repeatedly.
ClearLock is a small Windows utility which makes transparent lock possible by replacing the entire screen with a transparent layer, allowing anyone to see which windows and programs are open but restricts them from accessing the desktop. Continue reading