lock screen (not log out)?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maximus06, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    In windows you just pressed windowskey + l to "lock" the computer, so that you cant use it until you type in your password.

    Whats the shortcut in leopard?
     
  2. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if Leopard has anything specific, but here are a few options you can try: Macworld
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    One quick way to do this is to enable a hot corner for your screensaver in System Preferences and then tick the box in the Security pane that says a password is needed to get out of a screensaver.
     
  4. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm that works, but no shortcut? Hard to belive...I loved this about windows.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    go to utilities-> keychain access->prefereces-> general tab and select show in menu bar
     
  6. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I usually enable fast user switching, and then select "Login Window" from the user dropdown menubar item. I also have a simple one-line AppleScript mapped to a keystroke in QuickSilver that accomplishes the same thing.
     

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