Passwords/security in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TNTN, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. TNTN macrumors member

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    #1
    I get that I can set a password for when I power on and I get that I can set a password to activate upon wake-up. However, I very rarely power down and I don't want to put in a password the numerous times I open my MacBook Air in the safe comfort of my own home.

    I do, however, want it to ask for a password after I've taken it out of my bag at work, on holiday etc.

    Is there a way of pressing a key or something before closing my MBA to tell it that, when it's next opened, to ask for a password?
     
  2. basher macrumors 6502

    basher

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    #2
    Click the padlock icon near the right of the Apple menu and then select "Lock Screen."

    My understanding that there is not a key press to accomplish what you're looking for.
     
  3. TNTN thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Could you explain further? Where's this padlock?
     
  4. dukedvl macrumors member

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    #4

    Applications->Utilities->Keychain Access->Preferences

    Click on General Tab and select Show keychain status in menu bar
     
  5. TNTN thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    EXACTLY what I wanted.

    Thanks - I owe you a beer!
     

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