Lock screen quicker than with CTRL+Shift+Power key combo?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yupper3D, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Yupper3D macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2007
    I recently found the handy CTRL+Shift+Power key combination to lock (not put to sleep you entire mac!) your screen.

    Is there a way to reconfigure the power key to use that key combo?

    This in combination with requiring your password immediately after sleeping or screen saver beginning works well when you need to step away from your mac for a bit.

    Note that I'm not talking about putting the mac to sleep, but just locking the screen (locking the screen just turns off the display while the mac is completely active in the background).

    Thanks all! :apple:
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I wouldn't mess with the power key's functionality. Why not set up a hot corner for that? Just swipe to the corner and the screen is locked.
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Launch Key Chain Access from the Utilities Folder. Preferences, General Tab, Status in menubar. This will put a lock icon in the menubar. When you want to lock screen, click on the lock then lock screen.

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