Saturday, 2 August 2014

How to Set Time Limits in Windows Computer

As social media, video games and other computer-based distractions become more pervasive, many parents are finding it necessary to limit their child's access to the computer, otherwise it may become too central of a focus in the child's life as homework and social activities decline.

Apart from the above case. you would also want to restrict your younger brothers from using your PC no more than specific time. may be 1 hour or 2 hour. Microsoft implemented a variety of features for families in Windows 8, including the ability to set time limits for a child's account.

You can choose which hours the account can be used on specific days, and the duration that the account can be used before it logs out. So let us see how exactly can this be done in Windows

Setting Time Limit in Windows

Step 1: Open the Control Panel by pressing the Windows key and the "I" key on your keyboard to open the Settings menu, then by clicking the "Control Panel" option on the menu that appears. The Control Panel will open.

Step 2: Click on "User accounts and family safety". You will see something like below picture

Now click on "Family Safety." Select the user account for which you want to apply a time limitation by clicking its icon.
Step 3: Select "Time Limits" To apply a certain time limitation on an account, click "Set time allowance" then use the drop-down menus provided to select a specific number of hours and minutes your child or Brother or Friend is allowed on the computer.

You can set a different time allowance for weekdays and weekends. In order to block certain spans of time, such as the hours during which your child/friend/brother is supposed to be doing homework, click "Curfew" then tap the white boxes for the hours you want to block on specific days.

For example, if you want to block the hour of 5PM on Monday and Friday, tap the hour block on those days to turn it blue, which will block it. So this was a simple tutorial to set time limits in windows computer that logs out your account after specific period of time that you set.
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