Screensaver Lock?

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  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    Really dumb question, but is there a way to "lock" my computer when I step away?

    On Windows, you just do Ctrl+Alt+Del, but from what I can see on my MacBook, my only option is to "Log Out"?!

    BTW, I have an old white MacBook, with Snow Leopard 10.6.8

    Thanks,


    Debbie
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    System Preferences > Security > General > Require password ...

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    And there is also this: Lock Your Screen on Mac
     
  3. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    1.) How secure is that?

    I've heard - at least on PC's - that "Screen-Saver Passwords" can be easily hacked...


    2.) Should I use a different password than the one I use to log into my MacBook?


    3.) Ideally I'd like it so that when the "Screen-Saver Lock" kicks in, it doesn't disrupt any apps running in the background. For example, maybe I have to run to the restroom, but I want to keep recording my radio show in the background at the same time.

    Can I have it both ways?!


    Okay, I'll check that out too.

    Thanks,


    Debbie
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It is as secure as the admin password can be, and as far as I know, you cannot use a different password there.
    Running the screen saver does not disrupt any ongoing activity.
     
  5. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    Thanks for the tip, simsaladimbamba!

    Just what I needed!! :apple:

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     

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