How to lock my mbp without effecting on the running apps??

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  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

    XheartcoreboyX

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    i got my first mac yesterday(15'' 2.4 mbp).and i wonder if theres anyway to lock my mbp with a password,with all the apps running(without closing the led)??

    another question- how to convert WMV files to a format with good quality to edit it in iMovie HD?? (other than flip4mac)

    thanks,
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    If you set up your accounts (in System Preferences under Accounts --> Login Options) to enable fast user switching, you can choose to show the login window, which won't close any running programs.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Password: go to System Preferences > Security. Check "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver". If you use the screen saver (you can activate manually with hot-corner), an applications you are running will continue. Probably best, resource wise, to run a simple one - like slide show or even just Computer Name.

    WMV: try iSquint or VisualHub
     
  4. Stopsignguy macrumors member

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    Try Visual Hub: http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/

    If your not trying to spend money, you can download iSquint (same company) which is free, but I don't think the quality is that great IMO.

    EDIT: gosh darn, not fast enough (probably cause I was looking for the link)
     
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    another way is to go to Keychain Access (Applications > Utilities) preferences and choose "show status in menu bar". It'll put a little lock icon in the menu bar, and if you click on it, one of the options is to lock the screen. It turns the screen black but leaves everything running, and requires your password to unlock.
     
  6. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok i got it now :D,
    when going out for awhile>>Sleep (it shuts the fans and keep everything quite).

    when going to the toilet:p>>keychain-lockscreen(it just hides everything and all by apps are working normally).

    ,so(log out) has no use with me..im the only one using this laptop.

    still wonder..how to safe sleep??
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I still run of those old-skool PowerBooks, but don't all Mac laptops use Safe Sleep by default?
     
  8. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dont know...whats different between sleep and safe sleep..anyone know?!
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  10. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i read that,but how to put the mbp in the SAFE sleep mood???
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It does it automatically...by default. Every time you put your Mac to "sleep", it goes into Safe Sleep.
     
  12. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    XheartcoreboyX

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    finally,completely got it!
    when you put it to sleep the light in the front shines..while that the HD is saving an 'image' of everything ..once the light start lighting and dimming means that it is a sleep now!!
    if you take off the battery and put it back..then power on your laptop..everything will be exact the same as before =)
    thats VERY helpful..when using your laptop out.
     

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