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10.6: Another way to lock your screen
Authored by: Reaperducer on Jan 05, '11 09:10:57AM

Even faster, easier, and quicker than a keyboard shortcut is to set a hot corner to activate the screen saver and password. Then when you leave your computer, you just have to move the mouse into a corner, instead of fumbling for a strange key combination.

And if you accidentally end up putting the mouse in a corner, OS X gives you enough of a grace period (about 2 seconds) to move it again so you don't end up accidentally locking yourself out of your computer while you're working.



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10.6: Another way to lock your screen
Authored by: mmnw on Jan 05, '11 11:50:41PM

I actually used this method for over a year, but found it a bit unreliable. The problem is the grace period. Often during getting up or leaving my desk, I accidentally move the mouse again and the screen isn't locked anymore.

So, this shortcut is a welcome alternative. Also, there are many people who work more with their keyboard than their mouse.

And the combination isn't that awkward, it's three keys at the exact opposite of the keyboard. It is neither hard to use nor hard to remember.



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10.6: Another way to lock your screen
Authored by: TvE on Jan 08, '11 03:01:35AM

How can it be faster if you're not using the mouse!!!???

If you're a mainly-mouse-user then perhaps, but when you (as me) is a mainly-keyboard-user then a shortcut corresponding to the Windows functionality of WIN-L is way faster!!!



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