Can OSX change "lock screen" settings based on available wifi-net?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iHenning, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. iHenning macrumors newbie

    iHenning

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    If I'm not at home I would like the MBP to lock the screen after 15 mins, but not while I'm home. So if my home-wifi isn't detected I would like the "lock screen" to be enabled. Is this possible?

    Regards Henning
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Set the screen saver with password lock to 15 minutes. Then when you're at home, use Caffeine to override it.
     
  3. iHenning thread starter macrumors newbie

    iHenning

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    Thanks.

    But that will prevent the screen for turning off at home aswell?

    And I am searching for something that use the wifi's :) More interested in that aspect of it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, when the Caffeine icon is clicked on the Menu Bar, it overrides screen saver and sleep settings. Click it again to turn it off. You can still manually activate your screen saver with Caffeine activated. Screen savers are based on time, not the absence or presence of a particular WiFi network.
     
  5. iHenning thread starter macrumors newbie

    iHenning

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    I know that screensavers are based on time, but that doesn't fit my needs. So I'm searching for an alternative.

    But I appreciate your input :)
     

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