Require password to wake from sleep ONLY?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JSchwage, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I know there's an option to require a password upon waking from sleep and the screen saver. Is it possible to just have OS X prompt me for my password when I wake it from sleep and not from the screen saver?


    (I'm using Leopard)
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    I think you can do it, but it'll take a little work. You can use a utility called sleepwatcher to run a script when your machine wakes up and sleeps. The script can turn the password for the screensaver on and off.

    I used sleepwatcher in this post and you can find a script to tick the password box here.

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