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10.5: Avoid a direct screen saver activation issue
Authored by: Jon on Nov 16, '07 04:29:43AM

There is a better way to launch the sceen saver:
Activate the Keychain menu item from Keychains preferences. In that menu you can choose "Lock screen".

But – and this is a related tip – if you have screen password protection on, you should shut off the screensaver itself and instead rely on the energy saver screens sleep (black screen). At least if you want immediate access to your desktop when the computer wakes up from sleep and you have entered your password. That is: The black screen sleep function is activated instead. Otherwise you are likely to get the wellknown problems with long delays (or worse).

Screensavers is maybe nicer to look at, but the black screen works much better if you want password protection.



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