Macbook Air 2011 Lock screen shortcut?

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

  1. seebach
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    Hello,

    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
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    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
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    Thats why I tried command+alt+ctrl+shift+e

    Since command+e used to be the eject shortcut
     
  4. billimek
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    Hopefully someone will write a small app to allow for an easier way (or a way at all!) to lock the screen.
     
  5. coughalot
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    Install BetterTouchTool (free) and setup a key combo for the 'Switch to Login Screen' option.
     
  6. gentlefury
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    I just close the screen....it immediately goes to sleep.
     
  7. seebach
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    Ctrl+shift+power.
     
  9. theocanada
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    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
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    Or

     
  11. MOnTheline
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    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?

    http://youtu.be/OVKrF7eTnp8
     

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