Locking workstation

angrygolfer

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Jun 25, 2007
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Is there a way to lock your screen when you go away from your computer similar to the "Lock workstation" on a Windows XP machine?
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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1. Enable Fast User Switching and go to the login window
2. Keychain Access -> Preferences -> Show Status in Menu Bar -> Lock Screen
 
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Nugget

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Nov 24, 2002
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I set a hot corner to engage my screen saver and then set screen saver locking on. Then I just have to move my mouse to a corner of the screen when I walk away.

If you prefer a keyboard-only method, you can set up Quicksilver (a truly outstanding app for other uses as well) to do it.
 
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unity

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Sep 30, 2005
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I personally am a fan of the screen saver in the corner feature where the password is required from wake or screen saver.

If you have multiple users, then the keychain method is better - - I think. If I recall doing this will allow someone to at least select another user. With screen saver unlock, you cant.
 
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