Very noob ? re: locking screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by REDACTED, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. REDACTED macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007

    I've got a late-2007 MackBook, my first Mac. W/ my Windows computer at work I can CTR-ALT-Delete to get to the quick screen lock, e.g., when I step away from my computer. I've set my MacBook to lock and require password upon sleeping, but is there a way to go straight into a Windows-type screen lock without putting it to sleep, like when I'm ripping a disc and I want to lock wth screen w/o interrupting the rip? Thanks!
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Open Keychain Access (Applications->Utilities), open preferences, activate "show keychan status in menubar". You can now click on the lock on the menubar and select lock screen... DONE.

  3. REDACTED thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008
    I prefer to use a widget for doing this. Keeps my menu bar more simple. Locker does the job just as good as the Keychain menu icon. As far as I can tell, it even uses the same function calls.


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