Closing MacBook Lid behavior


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 9, 2015
Frankfurt, Germany
Hey guys!

Is it possible to trigger password input right after closing the MacBook lid but give it 5-10 minutes after start of the screensaver?

I normally have a very fast screensaver trigger time, but usually I use the macbook as long as the lid is open. Not every single minute, but most of the time I'm sitting in front of it while the lid is open. So I really don't want a password input request right after the screensaver turned on. But different situation after closing the lid: This normally means, that I won't use the MacBook in the next minutes / hours / ... so I'd appreciate to trigger a password input request no matter after which time the lid will be open again after closing.

Is there a way to control this behavior in settings? At the moment it seems like that after closing the lid only the display shuts off. After reopening the lid, the macbook is immediately back for usage but without a password request after the first few minutes.

Settings at the moment:
Screensaver:5 minutes
Sleepmode Monitor: 15 minutes
Sleepmode MacBook: 1 hour
Password: 10 minutes after Screensaver / Sleepmode

Any ideas?


macrumors 65816
Apr 21, 2015
Planet Earth
Well, however, you cannot set two different times for when a password is requested unless there is a setting for it in the preferences.
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