how do i lock a mac

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  1. DPoon

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    Like how windows has ctrl+alt+del.
     
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    cmd+shift+q

    Logs you out. Pretty much the same if you have a password on your acct.
     
  3. DPoon

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    this logs me out though, is there a way to just lock it with my apps still running when i log back in?
     
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    Assign the screen saver to a corner or a hotkey, assign password protection to screen saver. Problem solved.
     
  5. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    just set it up to have you enter your password when coming back from screensaver (in security of system pref)

    then set a hot corner for screen saver, move mouse there if you walk away.

    basically what he ^ said.
     
  6. scotty

    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    I use this widget. http://bluecouch.com/locker/
    Basically just a lock icon that sites in dashboard, so press f12 double click the lock icon and it locks it. If I remember correctly it does not log you out. (I don't use it that often)
     
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    Enable fast user switching, then switch to the login screen.
     
  8. skolen

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    Like other said, but another way, in the Security preference pane set it to require a password when coming out of sleep/screen saver.

    Just put it to sleep when you walk away. It 'awakes' instantaneously so it's not a hassle.
     
  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    This is the method I use. It's very similar to what you're looking to do
     
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    Code:
    /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend
    so you can whack that as a shell script / apple script / automator item if you wish.
     

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