SleepLock : Open Beta

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  1. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, heres a piece of software i made after i got annoyed when i was using programs like "Alarm Clock Pro" which wouldnt work if i enabled the inbuilt OSX screenlock, i hope anyone in the same position will like it.

    PS. Its also good if you just wanna lock the screen manually as well...

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm still trying to figure out what it does. I don't see what it does beyond locking my screen.

    What's wrong with the current screen locking ability?
     
  3. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With the current locking mechanisms such as "require password to wake" i found that programs like "Alarm Clock Pro" wouldnt work, like the songs wouldnt play.

    With this is just covers the screen, its also useful for those who only want to lock when it sleeps not when the screen saver activates (another annoying thing i found in OSX)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I just use the Keychain Access' Status item for the menu bar. I can lock my screen using that without needing the screen saver. (Though it does turn it on.)

    I find your program a lot faster to use though. I'd really love a shortcut for it though.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    What is the difference between this and Deskshade

    Ii currently use Deskshade but am always on the look out for difference applications so I am asking genuinely.
     
  6. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im working on adding AppleScript support as i said so that someone can quickly lock it with a shortcut,

    Also to be noted is that its main purpose is to lock the screen when the system goes to sleep, something that the keychain version does not have.


    PS. Hidden preferences

    "defaults write com.semaja2.SleepLock max 5" (max attempts)
    "defaults write com.semaja2.SleepLock blocked 5" (blocked time)
    "defaults write com.semaja2.SleepLock statusIcon 1" (status item, if disabled can only quit via ASS or Activity monitor)
     
  7. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That software also costs money, but it also doesnt lock the screen automatically when the Mac sleeps...

    PS. there is actually log output of incorrect attempts in the console.log
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the shortcut work though. I miss Windows + L a lot for those times I need to run out of my office. Password attempts rock!
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Edit: Already answered before I gave the question. Talk about developer response time.
     
  10. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain ;) but at the moment all i can offer in the "Lock" item in the menu, shouldnt take long though..
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's what I like about an active board. I guarantee I'll get a response before I get back from the restroom. :rolleyes:

    Here's some more feedback on what's already there.

    [​IMG]
     
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