Lock mac but keep apps running and WiFi on.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wbham, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. wbham macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, can someone please tell me a good way I can password protect my mac but keep all my apps running and WiFi on?

    So far I have downloaded 'Lock My Mac' and under settings have set my computer to go to sleep "Never" but sometimes when I return to my mac WiFi has turned itself off?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can set the built-in screen saver to require a password. All your apps and connections will stay active while the screen saver is running.

    The screen saver can be activated by a timer or hot-corner.

    You'll find the settings in System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver.

    (You'll still want to set the sleep timer to "never".)
     
  3. wbham thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect, thank you. :)
     

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