Password protecting Leopard?

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  1. Casino

    Casino Guest

    In Mac OS X 10.4, I had it set up so there was a little lock box up by the clock. When I click it, and then press lock screen from the drop down menu, it will black the screen out and require you to enter a password to get back on. THe thing I liked about this was it did not log off the internet or close any of my apps, it just locked the screen from anyone doing anything and from seeing anything.

    I just installed Leopard and I forgot how to set it back up like that. How do I do it?
     
  2. FunkyMonks

    FunkyMonks OT Supporter

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    i usually just put my mouse in the upper right corner and my screen saver appears and you need to enter my password to unlock my computer, but the lock thing you do sounds cool.
     
  3. skolen

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    Use the systems "Help" feature. It's a lot cooler in Leopard.

    I found this:

    "To lock your screen quickly with fast user switching enabled, choose Login Window from the menu with your user name. Your applications will remain open and undisturbed, but your computer will be locked."
     
  4. Casino

    Casino Guest

    I tried that but it isn't what I'm looking for. In 10.4, when the screen was locked, my iTunes would still be playing. If I do what you said, all the sound stops.
     
  5. mobbarley

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    sounds like a 3rd party app.
     
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    colosodian Next Gen

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    nah, I use that too, its hella useful. I think its under password assitant, let me look.
     
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    open keychain access, go to preferences, check show status in menu bar
     
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    that is cool
     
  9. Casino

    Casino Guest

    thats exactly what i wanted, thanks
     

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