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Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 2, 2005.

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    Hmm this was already reported (and made fun of) a few days ago.. lemme find the thread.

    Here we go: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=140475

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    OK thanks for that. I probably didnt read that forum but saw the article and decided that although it was all fairly obvious it was still Mac related :p

    <Edit> Actually I just checked and I did post on the thread. I guess I never went and read the original article. :rolleyes:
  4. macrumors 6502a

    What it doesn't tell you is how to get a lock screen shortcut on your desktop / menu bar or whatever, so that you can lock the screen whenever you leave.

    I used the somewhat roundabout way of accessing Keychain -> Preferences -> Show Icon on Menu Bar which provides a lock screen option.

    Anyone know if there is a more simple and straight forward method of locking the screen at a click / key press (along the lines of Windows Ctrl-Alt-Del -> Lock screen or an icon found on just about every Linux desktop) which doesn't require yet another icon on the menu bar?
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    There isn't one built-in, I don't think. Maybe using Butler or some other 3rd party app.

    I've always used the 'put-cursor-in-lower-left-hand-corner-to-bring-on-the-screensaver' method (you can set this up in the Exposé prefpane). I got used to doing that wil AfterDark a million years ago, and it's stuck every since.

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