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majordude

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 28, 2007
2,439
74
Hootersville
I only see the option to make the screen saver come on. I just want to lock people out and make the screen go off.
 

hallux

macrumors 68040
Apr 25, 2012
3,437
1,005
You can set it to a blank screensaver and have the screensaver set to lock as soon as it's activated. I have my work-issued Mac set up this way.
 

saberahul

macrumors 68040
Nov 6, 2008
3,645
111
USA
I only see the option to make the screen saver come on. I just want to lock people out and make the screen go off.

System Preferences --> Desktop & Screen Saver --> Hot Corners... ---> Put Display to Sleep
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System Preferences --> Security & Privacy --> Require Password Immediately...
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simon lefisch

macrumors 65816
Sep 29, 2014
1,004
253
I only see the option to make the screen saver come on. I just want to lock people out and make the screen go off.
Assuming you have a MBP, you can use a keyboard shortcut. If you Mac has an optical drive:

Control+Shift+Eject

If you don't have an optical drive:

Control+Shift+Power
 

AZhappyjack

macrumors G3
Jul 3, 2011
9,614
22,721
Happy Jack, AZ
Assuming you have a MBP, you can use a keyboard shortcut. If you Mac has an optical drive:

Control+Shift+Eject

If you don't have an optical drive:

Control+Shift+Power

You can also just push the power button for about a second. It will do the same thing. But pushing it too long will turn the machine off.
 
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