First off, i have done research for quite a while on this subject, but havent found anything to solve my issues. I would like some way to lock my screen, so that all of my apps continue working in the background, much like the screen saver works. The problem with the screensaver (with password) is that it uses my administrator password. I would like to be able to use a different password for this screen lock, (ie a friend needs to use the computer when i'm at work, but rather then them have all my privledges etc..). I know i could have another user setup, but that doesn't solve my issue, as i would have to use 'fast user switching', which disallows some programs (internet). I found one app, utility lock, works precisely how i want it too, BUT it wont allow my screen to sleep. I think the developer has abandoned this project as well. (i've tried sleeping the monitor then activating utility lock (timed), but it wakes the monitor up). So to summarize, a screen lock that can have its own password, that allows all background apps to run. Hopefully someone has some suggestions. Thanks for reading!