How to lock the screen?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calintz, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. calintz macrumors member

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    hey guys,

    is there a simple way to lock a screen on Leopard?
    like similar to Windows "win + L" ?


    currently, i'm just using the fast switching option, so that it logs out of my screen, but leaves my programs running in the background...
     
  2. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Interesting question...

    For me the only way i've found is hot corners to start screensaver.To go back from the screensaver you need a password!;)
     
  3. paulbeattie87 macrumors regular

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    Thats how I do it as well, Couldn't find a way to lock like Windows or Linux does. Hey it saves screen burn in :)
     
  4. calintz thread starter macrumors member

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  5. strongy macrumors newbie

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    1) Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access
    2) File > Preferences
    3) Show status in menu bar
    4) Click the new padlock on menu bar and select Lock Screen option :D
     
  6. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I think that this does what i described.... Does it? If not... Then that's new!!Cool!
     
  7. strongy macrumors newbie

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    this option has been in here ever since i got my imac, i just keep forgetting where the option to activate it is and yes it does exactly what your topic says on the tin.

    now all we need is a shortcut like cmd+L lol
     
  8. calintz thread starter macrumors member

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  9. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Oh great i was after something like this nice work
     
  10. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    There are a couple of Freeware apps out there but I have no experience with them:

    Lock Desktop

    MacLoc 1.1

    They probably do what everyone has suggested, but just incorporated into an app.

    b.
     
  11. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    You could install quicksilver, and use the "fast logout.sh" script that comes with it.

    It does not log you out, it punts you to a username and password window. For those of us who do not need/want a screensaver, this works best.
    I set mine to run the script with a trigger of 'cmd-o'.
     

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