Keyboard shortcut for locking the screen?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by nishioka, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    On my Windows desktop I am used to being able to lock it immediately using Windows+L when I step away from the desk.

    I did some Googling this morning and see that the similar shortcut in OS X is Control + Shift + Eject (http://osxdaily.com/2011/01/17/lock-screen-mac/). The problem is, I am on a Retina MacBook Pro and don't have an eject button. :mad::D

    Has anyone found an alternative way to do this on a Retina MacBook?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Get "Hands Off" from the app store. You can choose your own combinations.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    When I search for "hands off" in the Mac App Store I get 0 results back.

    I ended up creating a hot corner and using that instead - seems to be working fine so I'll stick with that. Thanks though :)
     
  4. strausd, Jul 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012

    macrumors 68030

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    I literally just went to lock my screen and noticed there is no eject button anymore! Totally having the same problem and don't know what the keyboard shortcut is anymore.

    Anybody figure this out?

    EDIT: The best thing I have figured out so far is to set up a custom gesture with the free application BetterTouchTool. The cool thing is you can combine it with keyboard modifiers such as the command key, option key, etc., so that you will only put the display to sleep when you try to.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Locking the screen on the new MacBooks with the Retina display is more or less the same.
    Instead of the Eject button, you now use the Power button.

    Shift + Control + Power should lock you screen.
    That’s what works for me here on my machine.


    Marco
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I ended up making a little AppleScript, and turned it into an application, gave it an icon on the dock.

    Code:
    tell application "Terminal"
             do script "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend"
    end tell
    (This is on SL, so the locations might have changed. HTH.)
     

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