If you own an Android smartphone, then you are probably familiar with the connect-the-dots lockscreen in which you have to connect-the-dots in a specific way to unlock the phone. This type of connect-the-dots lock screen is also available for iPhone in form of an app. But now you can have a similar lockscreen for your PC too. Eusing Maze Lock is a small program that can bring the connect-the-dots lockscreen to your Windows PC.
You can download Eusing Maze Lock from the Eusing Software website. The download is less than one megabyte. After the installation, you can run it from the Start Menu shortcut. When you run it for the first time, Eusing Maze Lock shows the configuration screen where you would see the default ‘Z’ unlock pattern which you have to reset. To reset the pattern, click on the Reset Pattern button. You can select the pattern maze size from 3×3(9 point), 4×4(16 point) or 5×5(25 point) sizes. To create a new pattern, just click one of the dots and while holding the mouse button, drag your cursor through the dots and when you are done, let the mouse button go.
Under the General tab, you can select various other settings like autolock at startup, autolock after some specific time, lock keyboard, disconnect internet when locked, autohide the lock screen after some specific time, alert message that appears when your PC is locked etc.
You can also set a background image for the lock screen. This image would appear as the background when your screen is locked. There is a default background image that comes with Eusing Maze Lock, but you can also choose your own pictures. You can also set the lock screen to be transparent just like in the Android smartphone.
After saving the settings by clicking on the OK button, you would see a system tray icon clicking on which your PC screen would be locked. You can lock the screen by using the Win + A hotkey as well. You can also open the configuration options using the Win + C.
Eusing Maze Lock brings the connect-the-dots locking system of Android devices to Windows PC. Such patterns based locking systems are not as powerful as strong passwords, but for mild protection you can use them.
You can download Eusing Maze Lock from http://www.eusing.com/mazelock/pclock.htm.