Hello, I wonder if there is a way to lock the screen in OS X the same way it is done like the way over the drop down menu you can activate in the menu bar in the keychain app. I did do A LOT of research over the last days about how to find a solution to lock the screen the way I want it and the way with the keychain menu in the menu bar is the closest way to it so far, I just wish this could be done over a keyboard shortcut. I know about all the other common ways to lock the screen, but they are always just not exactly how I like it. For example I know about Control+Shift+Eject, but the problem here is that it is always required to have the option activated that you have to enter a password after the screensaver is activated. Since I use a long and complex password (also use filevault) this is annoying when I use a short timeout and it gets insecure when I make this longer and really leave my computer a little longer. So this way I either way have to make compromises and I am not in control to just lock the screen immediately when I just want it. Another way would be to use the login screen for the fast user switching and this was the most promising way to do it so far, since here with tools like "Lock Me Now" I could assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However I do sometimes remote access to this machine from another computer or my phone and I can't enter passwords on this login screen. This is probably because this specific login screen already doesn't run under my user account on the Mac anymore and the remote server doesn't have access to it. So I need to normal lock screen because of the remote access but I want to be in total control of it and lock the Mac only myself when I know I will be away from it longer and it then it should be locked immediately. The best way is with this keychain menu shown above since it really locks the screen also when the option under system settings to require a password after a specific time when the screensaver starts is deactivated. Now I only wish I could do that specific command the keychain app does over a keyboard shortcut. Anyone knows how the keychain app does that and how I could do that over a keyboard shortcut?