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Change the default screen unlock behavior
Authored by: theauharem on Jan 02, '08 12:29:06PM
I tried using the "lock" menubar item but it always proved buggy for me. I eventually settled on the following:

1) Set SysPrefs to ask for password on wake/exit screensaver.
2) Turn screensaver off (time delay set to "never").
3) Download and install Dockables: (http://cocoaapp.com/products/dockables/).
4) I personally use Dockables with Quicksilver but you may add the either the "Lock Screen" or "Start Screensaver" icons to your Finder menu or dock.

My computer will not run the screensaver unless I call up the relevant Dockable (which I do if I want to lock the screen). At the end of the night, however, I sleep my computer to force an "ask password" in the morning.

p.s. Dockables, I believe, are simply Applescripts with nice icons.

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