Way to Lock MBP without logging off?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spring, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. spring macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there a way to lock the computer without logging off? This is my first Mac so I don't know how to do it if there is a way. I want to lock the computer for when I step out quickly, without having to log off causing all the applications to close. On Windows you could simply lock and leave and all your open windows will stay intact.
     
  2. Animalk macrumors 6502

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  3. spring thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. kellah macrumors regular

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    Here's a little application made in Automator that accomplishes that. I wanted something similar to how Windows does Win-L to lock the desktop. It took me a while to find it but I download this lil' guy and added a global shortcut to it so I can lock the desktop nicely when I want.

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