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Lock screen with password on a per-use basis
Authored by: DarthMagnus on Feb 13, '09 11:18:14PM

I was unaware of this shell script at the time I wrote this, thanks for the tip. However, doesn't the system behave differently under the Fast User Switching to the login screen than it would during the screen saver mode? I'm not looking to suspend my session but just simply achieve requiring a password for accessing the session again. Perhaps someone with more intimate knowledge of the system than I can answer that question here.

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Lock screen with password on a per-use basis
Authored by: morespace54 on Feb 17, '09 07:26:24AM

Actually, I did set my "Login Options" to display login window as "Name and password" instead of "List of users" (or Automatically Login) and I don't have Fast users switching enabled, so for me, FUS is not an issue.

But a quick test with FUS enabled (with those Login settings) seems to behave just like a screen saver login would (that is, both login name and password shows as blank field).

Just keep in mind that anybody with admin password can unlock your computer and get into your session (since the session is simply suspended), but that's also the case with the screen saver lock option.

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