If you work on sensitive documents, or just want an extra
measure of privacy in a busy office, you’ll want to give Hot
Corners a try.
Hot Corners lets you activate your screen saver instantly by
moving your mouse to a corner of the screen; you disable the screen
saver by moving the mouse to another corner. You can also assign
hot keys to these actions, or click the Hot Corners icon to
activate your screen saver.
The program works as advertised, except that when my screen
saver is running, moving the mouse or clicking a key always
disables it. To disable the screen saver, it was never necessary
(or possible) to move the cursor to a corner of the screen or click
a hot key. The vendor says that your screen is password protected
when the screen saver is disabled, but you need to set that up
yourself in Windows’ Display Properties.
Other features include the ability to randomize the screen
saver, so you see a different one each time the screen saver is
enabled; plus power management tools including the option to put
the monitor in low-power mode when a screen saver is activated.
People who are concerned about their privacy or who often work
on sensitive documents may find that Hot Corners fills a need. The
program is free to try and costs $13 to license.