How to keep program running while screen off?

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

  1. newtoiphoneuser macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    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


    Oct 3, 2006
    And we have a winner.
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    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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