screen was locked...but not?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btownguy, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I had my Mac screen locked (OSX 10.6.5) the other day. I moved my mouse to wake the screen up and the unlock authentication dialog popped up as expected, but you could see my desktop behind it. Huh? Then I moved the mouse around and I could open up programs and navigate around. My computer was supposed to be locked. WTF?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    There's a setting for how long it takes for the screen to really lock after the screen goes to sleep or to screen saver. You may have caught it at a border case. Is it something that has happened more than once?

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