How to lock Mac OS ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by takako, May 2, 2011.

  1. takako macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    Hi, I just bought new macbookpro. Could you tell me how to lock mac OS in the same way as windows?
  2. letoast macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    You could invoke the screensaver, or perhaps there is something you can do with the fast user switching...
  3. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I did this on my work computer because I like how on windows you can do the Windows key + L to lock it.

    Basically what you do is set a key command to invoke the screen saver, and set the screen saver to have a password. Follow the directions from here:
  4. mbp17xxx macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    1. applications>utilities>keychain access
    2. keycahin access preference
    3. go to general tab, tick "Show Status in Menu Bar"

    now on status bar click the lock icon to lock your screen
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    This. Works a treat, and you could probably assign a key command to it.
  6. mbp17xxx macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    well, dont know about assigning a key, guess not..
  7. Vcxz, May 2, 2011
    Last edited: May 2, 2011

    Vcxz macrumors newbie


    Apr 28, 2011
    I want this feature too.
    So i search on the Mac App Store and found app name Lock Screen (SlideToUnlock)
    It work exactly what i want (press Command+L anywhere to lock).

    You can see demo vdo on
  8. takako thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
  9. innominato5090 macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2009
    activate the fast user switch under accounts in system preferences and lock your Mac thru the user icon in your menubar

    or, if you use (which I always advice to use :) ) you could simply type "lock" and hit return (no need of the powerpack for that, you could simply use the free version)

    after a cube animation, Mac OS X will go straight to your login screen without logging out.
  10. ricky1989 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Google Quick Search Box could do this too! :D

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