How to keep program running while screen off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by newtoiphoneuser, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. newtoiphoneuser macrumors newbie

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    How can I have program running while screen is off with password protected? If I'm working on a project and downloading/converting something then use fast switch account to go to the log in window for a couple hours. Are my programs still running? Are my files still downloading/converting or it only restart after I log back on?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Your applications are still running, when you haven't logged off the account.
    You can also use Macintosh HD / Applications / Utilities / Keychain Access > Preferences > General > Show Status in Menu Bar to lock the screen.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They should still be running when you use fast switching to go to a login screen.

    Or here's an amazing idea: Why don't you just try it? :confused:




    PS: Control + Shift + Eject button to turn the screen off while your computer still runs.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    And we have a winner.
     
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Use expose. I set the bottom right corner to turn the screen off. Whenever I have to get up I just move the mouse over there and there you have it.

    Password is required after 5 min for me but you can change it.
     

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