Way to lock computer & turn display off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yarjarrar, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. yarjarrar macrumors member

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    I want to lock my computer and turn the display off, but still have my applications running. I tried the screen saver, but then you can't put the display to sleep. Please help.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, but I want something that I can use right when I leave my computer. I don't want it to wait an hour for it to work, and I don't want to set it too low, because then it always goes off when I'm reading something, which is sort of annoying. There must be some quick way to lock it, while still being able to put the display to sleep.
     
  4. Balty macrumors 6502

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    What I did/do is this: (Click any of the images to enlarge)

    - Go into to "Keychain Access" (search it in spotlight) and set it to show it's status in the Menu Bar.
    Keychain Access.png

    - Then click on the icon in the Menu Bar (the lock) and "Lock Screen".
    Lock.png

    - Then the screen saver comes up.

    - Then move your mouse so you get to the screen to unlock your Mac.

    - Press "Control, Shift, Eject" and then hit "Cancel".
    Unlock screen.png


    This should work; it does on mine.
    If it doesn't work try alternatives of hitting "control, shift, eject" right away, afterwards etc.
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I didn't know about that short cut. It works for me.
     
  6. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you Balty, that worked! That's a clever maneuver. Thanks.
     
  7. Balty macrumors 6502

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    No problem. :)
    It is really useful sometimes.... ;)
     

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