Using a USB drive to lock Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ratboy90, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

    ratboy90

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    I'm looking for an app that can lock my Mac when I disconnect my USB drive. Has to work on Mountain Lion. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I don't know of an app that directly does this, but I believe you could use the app Control Plane to accomplish this. Have the app watch for a specific USB drive to disconnect, then have that launch a script to lock the machine?

    Here is the Applescript you would need.
     
  3. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm that seems pretty interesting. I came across the app Rohos Logon and I have the trial but its quite expensive for what it is. This seems a better alternative.
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    You may want to drop the people at Control Plane a note. This sounds like something they may want to add to Control Plane. Save you some work, and perhaps get some credit.
     

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