When you do, everything on your desktop will be there just as you left it! If you prefer to sleep your display instead of locking the screen, use pmset displaysleepnow as the shell script. Choose anyone of them according to your feasibility as put to sleep. Just by dragging the mouse to that corner will put it to sleep and lock your system. Click on the plus + button below to add your new shortcut. But I agree having a hot corner is the quickesway. Make sure that any application is selected in the second drop-down. All someone has to do is tap a key, and the computer will pop back on again.
Next, select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. Between the two, you can create an account-wide keyboard shortcut to do virtually anything. Perhaps it was some place else. Click it and choose Lock Screen to lock your Mac. I only aliased the app as I don't think Spotlight will search the System folder, but I guess you can move it anywhere in your home folder.
Regardless, having a strong user account password and taking a moment to ensure that your Mac is locked while you are away are both crucial steps to protecting your data. It was only after poking around did I find out that the Mac keyboard shortcut equivalent is not F4, but Apple key + T. Please note this has to be exactly the same name you entered when saving the service in Automator. This service requires nothing to run. Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab at the top, then the Services group on the left. Hold these three keys down, and your computer will immediately slip into. Simpson, this is the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film The NeverEnding Story.
On all modern Macs the processor clock speed is adjusted dynamically depending on what the system is doing. One note: You can configure in the Privacy Settings when the display will be locked. Menno Pieter modified the code to include only the keyboard shortcut, and released it as a preference pane. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You can setup a keyboard shortcut of your choice by creating a Service using Automator. So, basically it seems to have the same function as the hot-corner. We can lock your Mac with a shortcut using this menu.
Thanks to who gave me this hint. Fortunately, setting up a password lock on your Mac is easy. Follow the link for better explanation and screens. So in less than four key strokes my computer is locked at the login screen and all my programs stay running. Select the Services option from the menu. Is this only for Bluetooth keyboards? But do you want to make things even easier? Sometimes you have sensitive information on your you don't want other folks to see.
Locking or sleeping the display will shut the display off but keep the Mac running in the background. Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers. Now simply save this and assign it a shortcut. With a little bit of work and a small automator workflow we can automate this process, and then attach it to a keyboard shortcut. Now, to activate or deactivate scroll lock, make sure Excel is open and double-click the Excel-ScrLk icon.
Oh yeah, and since everyone else is saying it: windows key + L will also lock your screen in windows not that I knew that before reading it four times in the comments, but I wanted to sound like all the other kids. You'd think we would have seen some improvement from Panther to Tiger in this area, but alas, nothing. Then I tried the same shortcut with the built-in keyboard, which worked—and, to my surprise, after this the shortcut worked also with the external keyboard! On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+ L to lock your computer if you step away. In the drop-down menu, you can set timing of the password, from immediately to up to 8 hours. And just that I was saying. Step 1: Start by going to System Preferences. Next, open System Preferences and select the Keyboard preference pane.
Just like that, your Mac will be locked. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't locked during a short period. Fortunately, there are ways to enable your lock screen and control it with shortcuts and commands. You'll then have to select your username and enter a password if you have one in order to get back into your system. Indeed, I usually did it if I was doing extensive video encoding that might take 8 hours or so. There are several ways to lock your Mac. You can utilize Hot Corners as a work-around.