During your computer session you may need to go to the restroom , get some coffee from Dunkin’, or pick up your print job. When this happens there’s no need to end your session, but you’ll want to hide your screen while you’re away. To do this use the Hide My Screen option in PC Reservation:

  1. Click the ‘Other Options’ button next to your timer bar.

  2. The system displays the options available for this task.

  1. Click the ‘Hide Screen’ icon. The system displays the user interface that allows the patron to create a password for hiding the screen. Additionally, it records the number of minutes they have remaining before the session ends.

  1. Read the information provided and enter your unique and arbitrary password value.

  2. Click the ‘Hide My Screen’ button to execute your request. The system reverts to the PC Reservation intro screen and then displays the PC Reservation Client Main screen depicting the Client’s status.

  1. Resume your session by following the instructions on the screen. Click the screen or move the mouse. The system displays the resume session interface.

  2. Enter the password used to hide the screen.

While your screen is hidden, only someone with the password you set can use the computer. Please know that while your screen is hidden, your session time is still counting down.

  1. Click the Resume Session button. The system displays the Resume Session screen showing the remaining session minutes. The system displays the Resume Session screen.

  1. Enter the password used to hide the screen. The system returns to the PC Reservation session desktop.

About Author
Michael Sauers, Technology Manager
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has published more than 14 books on technology and other topics.