Macbook Air 2011 Lock screen shortcut?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seebach, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. seebach macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2010

    I used to use ctrl+shift+eject to lock my screen, when getting coffee, but on my new summer 2011 MacBook Air - the eject key is gone!

    So how do I lock my screen??? I've tried command+alt+ctrl+shift+e without any luck. And the trick with the keychain menu item and closing the lid are both to unconvient.

    Any ideas?
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    Weird, I don't know, but wondering if there isn't an eject button, how do you eject discs from the Air SuperDrive?

    Edit, I forgot you drag disks to the trashcan... long time since I've used a disc!
  3. seebach thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2010
    Thats why I tried command+alt+ctrl+shift+e

    Since command+e used to be the eject shortcut
  4. billimek macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009
    Hopefully someone will write a small app to allow for an easier way (or a way at all!) to lock the screen.
  5. coughalot macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2011
    Install BetterTouchTool (free) and setup a key combo for the 'Switch to Login Screen' option.
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just close the immediately goes to sleep.
  7. seebach thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2010
  8. star-affinity macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
  9. theocanada macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    Doesnt work

    ctrl+shift+power button does not work on the macbook air. No problem using with the eject button when I'm at my keyboard. No dice on the air's keyboard. i've been tapping the power button and selecting sleep or clicking the lock icon and then "lock" either way isnt very shortcut-y.

    Any help?
  10. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009

  11. MOnTheline macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2013
    Responce at Enable Keychain Status Icon

    Yes, Also in my option is this the right way to use the lock screen. Last week I made a video about how to do this. Maybe it can be help full for some others?

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