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Dashboard Doesn't Lock (Feature or Security Issue?)
Authored by: jodi on Sep 15, '11 02:26:51PM

I can confirm this.

I have a MacBook Pro hooked up to an external display using the DVI connector. The external display is my main screen (the one with the menu bar).
When I switch to Dashboard and lock the screen (using an active corner) and try to get back in again the password prompt appears on the main screen and covers it completely. However the laptop display still shows the Dashboard and any widgets on it and those widgets can be used as normal.

Even if they interact with other applications! However, when you do anything that would cause you to leave Dashboard (for example click on a link that would open in a browser) the screen is properly locked again. And you can't even get back to the dashboard by canceling the login, letting the screen go to sleep again and then trying it again.
However, you might see a faint of the slide animation showing how the dashboard slides away and to another Desktop. Also whatever action you caused there is executed. So the link you clicked is actually opened in the browser, although you can't see it.
I also have a calendar widget, which show events for the current date. It can also open iCal to show the events in iCal. Clicking the link to open ical works as well and opens iCal (and before you see it, the screen is locked).

So I'd say it's a bug since it's not consistent (after doing anything that would leave the dashboard the screen is locked and you can't get back to the Dashboard) and a security issue.

Any other system shortcuts (like Expose or Control-Left to switch to another desktop) do not work by the way. They just do nothing.



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