how to lock mac but...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dannyrome, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. dannyrome macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    Is there anyway i can lock my mac, but still allow programs to run. Like when i am downloading something, but I need to run to the store real quick. I don't like leaving my computer logged in and running alone.. if my friends and family cant get into, then they wont mess with it.

    does lock my mac work?
  2. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Go to "Security" in System Preferences. Under the "General" tab set it to require a password immediately after sleep/screen saver. Whenever you leave your computer, activate the screen saver or put the display to sleep and anyone that tries to use it will have to know your password or they can't get in.

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