Any other convenient way to access "lock screen" than from menu bar item?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swindmill, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #1
    I have the keychain access in the menu bar for the sole purpose of being able to lock the screen from time to time. I would prefer to not have to use the menu bar space for this feature, so is there any other way to access this function without the menu bar item?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    I suppose you could set a corner of the screen to always sleep (System Preferences...->Desktop & Screen Saver->Screen Saver->Hot Corners) and require a password to unlock it (System Preferences...->Security->Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver).
     
  3. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #3
    Locking the screen doesn't put it to sleep, though. I generally only use the function when I have something downloading on my powerbook, and will be leaving it sitting while downloading. I just like to be sure that the screen stays off while I'm away.
     

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