Locking workstation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by angrygolfer, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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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
     
  3. Nugget macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. angrygolfer thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah this is what i've used in the past. though it's not exactly the same as the way XP does it
     
  6. unity macrumors 6502a

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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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