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Change the default screen unlock behavior
Authored by: zcrow on Jan 02, '08 08:11:16AM

Thanks for the post. I have asked before (not here but other places) about whether it is possible to ONLY have it ask for a password when coming out of sleep but NOT when coming out of the screen saver. In my situation, I work from home and at night I put the computer to sleep. Would be nice to have it require a password the next morning. But to do this every time the screen saver kicks in is a pain.

I don't have enough knowledge to know how this system works or if it is possible to tweak it in any way but just thought it would be nice to give people a choice on this one.



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Change the default screen unlock behavior
Authored by: lihtox on Jan 02, '08 09:58:08AM

I felt inspired to brainstorm your problem, if you don't mind. :)

* You could setup a bare-bones non-administrator (even Simple-Finder) account, and switch to that before putting it to sleep for the night; you'll need your password to switch back to the useful account in the morning.

* Is there a way to go directly to the login screen without logging out? That would be easier.

* Write a cron job which turns on the password protection feature at night, and off in the morning. And set up two scripts/automator flows/etc to do so automatically.



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Change the default screen unlock behavior
Authored by: jpbjpbjpbjpb on Jan 02, '08 11:47:30AM

Go into Keychain Access, then Preferences, then click "Show Status in Menu Bar" under the general pane.

Then you can choose "Lock Screen" from the lock menu in the menu bar and avoid the aggravation and extra ram use of having two accounts logged in.



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Change the default screen unlock behavior
Authored by: barefootguru on Jan 02, '08 12:32:07PM

If you don't want a password prompt when deactivating the screensaver why use one? Have the screen dim instead of the screensaver kick in and then you won't be asked for a p/w.



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