Put Display to Sleep + Ask for Password?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jason2811, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Is there a way so that I can have the "Put display to sleep.." tab on but have the "Put computer to sleep..." tab on Never and still have OS X ask me for my password to wake it up from sleep? Thanks.
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    With a quick workaround you can. Set a screensaver to turn on. Say your display goes to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, set the screensaver to start after 5 minutes as well. Despite the screensaver, your display will still go to sleep. Then in the security pref. pane, check the "require password to wake computer from sleep or screensaver"
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006

    Does the "put the computer to sleep tab..." have to be on for the little indicator light to breathe on and off? Or will the indicator light breathe if just the display is asleep? Thanks.
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    The indicator light does not breathe if only the display is asleep.

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